How much exercise do you really need?
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|Wed, 09-26-2012 - 5:20pm|
Many of us think about exercise in terms of the clock, as in, "I ran for 25 minutes." Your body, however, only cares about the stress and the effects of the activity.
Your wristwatch may say you've worked out for 45 minutes, but your body may judge that it was barely 15. Inefficiency is the culprit.
Socializing, moving too slowly or resting for too long reduces the intensity and effectiveness of an exercise plan.
To avoid this trap, you should know how much exercise your body really needs to get appreciable, motivating results, and you need to make sure that your body gets it — regardless of what the clock or your workout journal tells you.
Here are the three keys to making exercise work for you:
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