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How much time a day do you spend exercising?

Was wondering how much time a day do you spend exercising and how much weigh do you lose in a week?
I am currently doing about 20 minutes walking for 1 mile, double that for 2 miles. I can't seem to increase the speed to do more. Just wondering what other people are doing.

Thu. Mar 27, 10:10am

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I do 1 hour on the bike every day, 6-7 days a week. I have been losing 1lb per week.

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 10:19 AM

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Great job staying active...
I do 1 hour am + 40 mins afternoon, 5 days a week - I can lose a few punds a week depending on my diet...
In high school sports we always did three hours a day six days a week, and athletes do more than three hours a day, so you can do more time and 20 mins a day is not too much time to be healthy.
can you clarify "20 minutes walking for 1 mile, double that for 2 miles. I can't seem to increase the speed to do more" - are you now doing 40 mins a day?

I think you should take the intensity down a little notch and put in a little more time and tweak your diet if you want to lose more weight.

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 10:47 AM

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I can lose about 1-2 pounds a week if I spend 50+ minutes intense aerobics or weight lifting, 6 times a week, plus four 30-minute walks. I average about 1400 calories/day eaten.

However, bear in mind that I only weight about 120 pounds, so even my maintenance program is eating about 1800 calories and working out 50+ minutes 5-6x a week.

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 11:06 AM

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if you are active then losing weight is much more about diet than exercise

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 11:11 AM

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PP - I agree, it's much easier to EAT 500 calories than to burn 500 calories.

However, if you are careful about both, it can be a 50/50 split. For example, if you cut 350 calories a day and burn 350 through exercise, you can still lose about 1.5 pounds per week. 500 and 500 will yield a 2 pound loss.

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 11:15 AM

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