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Jumping on the Exercise Bandwagon

Jumping on the Exercise Bandwagon
December 17, 2009 Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

The jump to starting exercise may be easier than most think, but usually the hardest part is jumping off the couch potato train.¬† Most individuals don’t even think of themselves as¬†couch potatoes, as they are¬†busy with a pressing schedule of a building a career, raising a family, and having an active social life.¬†

Getting started may be the hardest part.  Commit to 10 minutes of exercise a day.  Once you get started in that 10 minutes you may find yourself more engaged in the activity, and working longer than the allotted 10 minutes.  Ideally, shoot for 30-60 minutes a day 5-6 days a week.  Or as I tell my patients, try to work out most days of the week.

Hint: Think of your exercise time this way ‚Äď There are 168 hours in a week.¬† Most likely 40 hours are spent sleeping and 40-70 hours are spent working.¬† Surely you can spare 3-6 hours a week for a workout!


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