What are the best pelvic floor friendly weight control exercises to choose?
Especially during holiday season when you may be eating and drinking a little more than usual!
Doing the same exercise routine day in, day out isn’t the best way to control your weight. Some aerobic fitness exercises are far more effective than others for managing your weight.
The 15 Best Weight Control Exercises
Here are the 15 most effective low impact weight control exercises listed in decreasing order of energy consumed doing by an average individual1.
Try to vary your workout regularly by including a variety of low impact aerobic exercises into your routine.
How Much Exercise To Avoid Weight Gain?
Of course this depends on how much energy you consume in food and drink.
Ideally manage your weight with at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic fitness exercise/week or at 30 minutes on 5 days of the week2.
How Much Exercise To Lose Weight?
The more exercise you do, the better you’ll manage your body weight.
If you’re trying to lose weight, aim for 45 minutes – 1.5 hours of moderate intensity exercise on at least 5 days of the week2.
1Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Herrmann SD, Meckes N, Bassett DR Jr, Tudor-Locke C, Greer JL, Vezina J, Whitt-Glover MC, Leon AS.(2011) Compendium of Physical Activities: a second update of codes and MET values. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Aug;43(8):1575-81 (List adapted from this source)
2American College of Sports Medicine (2009) Position stand. Appropriate physical activity intervention strategies for weight loss and prevention of weight regain for adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Feb;41(2):459-471.