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It’s a common misconception that physical activity requires going to the gym, or buying expensive exercise equipment for your home. But the fact is there are many enjoyable everyday activities from gardening to walking your dog that can help you reach your fitness goals.
And while you may be surprised that the recommendation is higher for keeping weight off than it is for losing weight, several research studies have found this to be true. Why? Most likely there are two reasons: People are willing to reduce food intake to a greater extent during active weight loss than for the long term, and once people “get into” activity and feel the benefits, they choose to do more.
When it comes to improving your activity level, start small and adopt a new mantra: “Anything is better than nothing.”
Increase your daily physical activity with a few of these suggestions, and you’ll find