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Activity Calculator

Activity Calculator
You know exercise is good for you, but are you aware of its comprehensive effect on your health? Adding physical fitness to your schedule can combat chronic diseases, reduce your weight, and boost your self-esteem. Here are some more reasons to get off the couch. Regular exercise

  • reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease;
  • decreases the risk of developing diabetes;
  • diminishes the risk of developing high blood pressure;
  • helps reduce blood pressure in people who already have high blood pressure;
  • reduces the risk of developing colon cancer;
  • alleviates feelings of depression and anxiety;
  • burns calories to help you lose or manage your weight;
  • aids in building and maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and joints;
  • helps older adults become stronger and better able to move about without falling;
  • promotes psychological well-being.

Exercise comes in many different forms. Use our handy calculator below to find out how many calories you burn when participating in some common physical activities. Don’t forget that when trying to lose weight, you’ll need to adjust your food intake according to exercise and calories burned.

Weight:   lbs
Minutes spent on activity:

How often should I exercise?
Ideally, try to get twenty to thirty minutes of aerobic activity three or more times a week and incorporate strength training and stretching at least twice a week. However, if your schedule is limited, squeeze in thirty minutes of moderate physical activity (walking, gardening, washing your car), at least five times a week. And remember, you don’t need to exercise for thirty minutes continuously to benefit from moving your body—ten minutes here and there throughout the day will quickly add up!

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