You should strive to exercise for 30 to 60 minutes on most days of the week. Vary your routine to include aerobic exercises (jogging, dancing, swimming, kickboxing) and light weight training. The aerobic exercises raise your heart rate, which helps burn calories, while weight training adds muscles mass to your body. Muscle burns calories faster than fat, so the more muscle you have, the more calories you'll burn. If you haven't been physically active in awhile, you'll need to start slowly (for just 5 minutes if you feel too tired at first) and work your way up to longer, more intense workout. A great way to start moving is by taking a walk outside.
Dr. Elsa Wilson
General Practice Physician and Life Coach.