Trying to find another way to burn a few extra calories? You don’t have to come up with a whole new exercise for weight loss; just extend the length of the one you’re already doing.
Adding an extra 10 minutes 5 days a week can make a big impact. It may not seem like much, but you can burn a good number of calories and gain strength during this time.
What does can an extra 10 minutes do for you?
- 10 more minutes of walking burns 50 calories
- 10 minutes of swimming burns 69 calories
- 10 minutes of jogging burns 80 additional calories
By itself, this may not sound like much. But adding extra time, each time you exercise, and the benefits really build up. For example, say you add 10 more minutes of walking exercise five times a week. The additional time can burn up to 250 more calories a week. In addition, research shows that the benefits of exercise include adding time to your lifespan.
Why Ask Your Doctor Before Starting an Exercise Program?
It is important to consult a doctor before starting an exercise program. Your doctor will help you understand your current condition and can talk through your questions with you. When you exercise with weight loss as your goal, your doctor’s guidance helps you create a program that’s right for you.
Get Personalized Help With Weight Loss at the Optimal Wellness Center
Dr. Keller’s weight loss program includes personal consultation to help you find the right type of exercise for you. Find out more about the support available to you in Dr. Keller’s weight Loss Program.
You can call us at 201-485-7930 to get started.
Dr. Betty Keller is a board certified doctor specializing in weight loss, chronic pain treatment, medical acupuncture and disease prevention, serving Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff, NJ, and nearby areas. She practices integrative medicine at the Optimal Wellness Center in Ridgewood, New Jersey.