A common question everyone asks is how much exercise do I need to lose weight and here is the short answer.
A short answer: 30 to 45 minutes. However, the effects of exercise on weight loss will, of course, depend on the intensity of the exercise as well as your diet. Shorter periods of high-intensity exercise are, in fact, the best way to lose weight. Read on if you want to find out why.
The basic principle of weight loss is burning more calories than you take in. When the body burns all of the calories you’ve eaten it has to use other sources of energy, and that’s when weight loss happens. In theory, the more you exercise and the more intense the exercise is, the more weight you lose. However, depending on the type of workout you are doing, exercise can also cause a rise in hunger hormones which will make you feel the need to eat more.
Research and experience have shown that the sweet spot for weight loss is 30 to 45 minutes of intense exercise. By intense exercise, we mean exercise during which your heart rate is around 75 percent of your maximum. This type of exercise is beneficial for weight loss in three different ways.