Move the Body Everyday
No question about it, cardiovascular conditioning (ideally, every day) keeps not only our hearts but also our bodies fit. The most comprehensive study of long-term weight loss ever conducted, the National Weight Control Registry, found that the vast majority of its 4,500 successful losers averaged about 60 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise, like brisk walking, every day. The Registry participants lost, on average, 66 pounds and kept them off during the entire six-year study. Types of aerobic exercise include walking, rowing, aerobic dancing, cross-country skiing, jogging, stair climbing, swimming, and bicycling – anything, in short, that revs ups your heart rate, moving your large muscles in a continuous rhythmic manner.
Source: Pritikin Newsletter