Recommended Daily Exercise To Maintain Weight

I read a report that said a third of Amricans are Obese while another third are overweight. It is clear to all that alot of Americans have issues with weight management.

One way to keep off excess weight is daily exercise. But, How much should one exercise to avoid tipping the scales.

Daily Exercise Hours & Minutes to Maintain Weight

I found this list from respected institutions, they all differ but they are a good guide.

  • American College of Sports Medicine: Moderate activity 150 to 250 minutes a week to prevent weight gain.
  • Institute of Medicine: 60 minutes a day to prevent becoming overweight.
  • Department of Health and Human Services: At least 150 minutes a week for health benefits.
  • American Heart Assn.: At least 30 minutes a day, five days a week, of moderate activity or 20 minutes a day, three days a week, of vigorous activity to maintain health.
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital study: 60 minutes a day for normal-weight women to maintain weight.

One thought on “Recommended Daily Exercise To Maintain Weight

  1. JPGStart

    Good post. I know a lot of us struggle with how much exercise we should do to maintain a healthy weight. I have found some best fitness DVDs that have really helped me maintain exercising daily in the comforts of my own home. Feel free to check out my website and read up on some of my fit tips too! There are many ways to get exercise in with out breaking the bank.


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