Exercise at least 150 minutes per week to maintain health and body composition, preferably 30 minutes per day for at least 5 days according to the American College of Sports Medicine.
It takes about 16 exercise sessions over several weeks to increase the size of muscle according to the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
You cannot spot reduce <, according to the American Council on Exercise. Focus on aerobic and strength training to burn calories so that the body draws on stored fat.
See your doctor before beginning an exercise program.
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Originally Published in January 2010