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Start Slow

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Start Slow

If you are not already exercising, it is a good idea to start slowly by doing some moderate cardiovascular activity, such as walking or swimming. If you are already exercising, see if you can fit in more time each week, increase the intensity of your workouts or add new activities into your routine, such as weight training, yoga or sports. As your physical fitness improves, you should aim to get about three hours of exercise per week.

Experts say that planning to shed one to two pounds per week is a safe goal that promotes lasting weight loss. It is important to remember that each week will be different, and you may not hit your weight loss goal every week. Don’t let temporary setbacks discourage you—it is normal to experience ups and downs during the weight loss process.

Sticking to your long-term plan will help you get the lasting results you want.