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Fitness and Exercise
Exercise—How Often and How Much?
Do your goals include a regular exercise program? If so, then great! Once you start a weight loss program, common questions arise like how soon should I start working out, how often should I be exercising, and how much should I be doing per session?

The main point to remember is to listen to your body! You may start out with 5 minutes at a time, and that's fine—just keep progressing a little each time until you reach your goal. Remember that this increase should be gradual and can sometimes take a few months if you have been very sedentary for a long period of time. You will notice that it becomes easier with time and that you will start to enjoy your exercise routine. Your level of exercise should be moderate to moderately hard and should be done in bouts of no less than 10 minutes at a time (once you reach your goal—gradually!). Aim for 30 minutes of activity most, if not all, days of the week.