How Long Should You Exercise For To Lose Weight

Do we need to spend hours a day exercising

Do we really need to spend ridiculous hours on end in the kitchen and in the gym to lose weight? the real answer is no. You do not need to make things overly complicated for yourself when it comes to losing weight. 

For a beginner what I would suggest is to ease into it, find something that you love and works for you and stick with it. What you enjoy others may not enjoy. For me, I enjoy lifting weights and I lost 20kg just by mainly weight lifting because I was happy with what I was doing. 

My clients only workout for 30minutes – 45minutes per session doing 3-5 sessions per week. We do not over complicate things or give fancy ab blasting exercises. Do as much as you can and listen to your body if something doesn’t feel right do some research or ask someone who may know. 

When starting out I would recommend doing one session per week for 10-45 minutes and build up from there. Doing this makes it more sustainable and achievable and builds up to good habits. 

It is the same as food make small gradual changes and build up from there that way it is more easier to stick with. If you have a bad day don’t dwell on it pick yourself up and move forwards you’ve got this 

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