When talking AEROBIC exercise there is a correct answer. This comes from Dr. John Ratay who conducted his study on the HEALTH Benefits of AEROBIC exercise. These benefits include:
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Improved Cholesterol
- Cancer Risk Reduction
- Reduction in Alzheimer Disease
- Improved Memory
- Elimination of Anti-Depression Medications
- Many Others
The prescription for years was a generic 3 times a week for 30 minutes. "More if you want to lose weight."
The Revolutionary Prescription is based on Body Weight (BW). Actually, BW x 8 equals the number of CALORIES (energy) you need to expend AEROBICALLY on a weekly basis to attain the benefits of the exercise.
For example: A 150lbs. person is required to burn 1200 calories weekly. That's 200 calories a day for 6 days. Or 400 calories 3 times a week. It doesn't matter! Hit that number.
Those calories counters on the cardio machines do mean something. They tell you how close you are to getting the HEALTHY body you seek.
It stands to reason that a person weighing 300lbs requires more exercise than someone weighing 150lbs, right?
This is NOT a plan for weight loss. It's for HEALTH benefits. You can hit your CALORIE burn number and still not lose an ounce if you are consuming too many calories. You can't starve yourself to the number either, you need to do the work. Calories burned is another measure of work done.
So do good work. Body Weight x 8. Get strong, Get Healthy, Get Moving. NOW!