Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Apr 22, 2019 Tip

So you say you don’t have the time to exercise enough to gain any benefits.  You think that since you cannot work out 3 or 4 times a week, why bother to start a program?  You only need 2 days a week to gain the benefits exercise contributes to your weight loss and health!  Just 2 days can improve your strength and shed fat! 

A study held at the YMCA in Massachusetts compared people who exercised twice a week to those who exercised three times a week.  Both groups exercised for 25 minutes doing aerobic activity and 25 minutes doing weight training per each workout session.  The study showed that those who exercised twice a week gained 90% as much benefit as the group who exercised 3 times per week.  Those who worked out 2 days a week also showed similar improvement in weight loss, muscle gain, and blood pressure. 

So to gain maximum benefits from exercise, it’s certainly better to exercise at least 3 days a week.  However, you only need 2 days a week to take advantage of benefits from exercise.  So if you’re just starting out, aim to fit exercise in at least 2 days a week.  The significant positive weight loss and health results you can gain may eventually lead you to add an extra day or two to your routine!