Formal exercise (such as regular sessions on a treadmill) is one solution for reaching a healthy weight, but if you have been inactive for a long time, it may not be your ideal starting point.
Exercise that is too vigorous may be risky for those who are very overweight or have health problems. Instead, start exercising gradually and slowly build up your intensity over time. Incorporating the healthy habit of regular activity into your life is an important part of Optimal Health.
Note: You should always consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Along with helping you maintain a healthy weight, regular exercise offers you health benefits:
A good way to become more active in your daily life is with the NEAT System. "NEAT" stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis (calorie burning). Simply put, you can burn more calories by slightly changing the things you already do every day.
NEAT can be an easy first step toward getting your body in motion. Examples include:
"EAT" stands for exercise activity thermogenesis, and describes burning calories through exercise.
Once you've incorporated the NEAT System into your daily routine, you may be ready to start an exercise program. The EAT Walking Program is an easy, inexpensive way to create more aerobic fitness and health.
The EAT Resistance Program will help you develop stronger bones and muscles in both your upper and lower body.
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