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Is Exercise Necessary?

According to Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org, we should be exercising 90 minutes per day.

Before I changed over to this lifestyle, I began with a Zumba DVD. I barely made it through the beginner version. Over time, as I transitioned to this way of eating, Zumba was not challenging enough (if you don’t break a sweat, you are not working).

I now rotate through DVD’s like P90X, P90X2, Jillian Michaels, etc. I struggle with finding DVD’s which match my level of fitness and also keeping it interesting and new. If I do not exercise every day, I risk eliminating it totally. I rotate through weight lifting, cardio and yoga. I average 45 minutes of DVD workouts, 30 minutes walking the dog and of course house cleaning and yard work too.

If you need group support, join a local class in a community center or health club. There are so many types of classes available; like yoga, weight training etc. Many of these classes have various levels from things like beginner chair yoga to advanced boot camp.

I think the point of the 90 minutes is that we sit too much. If you don’t have access to a community center, health club or DVD’s, you can deep clean your house, wash and vacuum your car, walk your dog, etc. If possible, don’t sit for more than an hour.

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