The exercise component of SLIM TLC is simple:

Exercise 15 minutes (or more) every day (at least six days/week)

The exercise should be at least moderate in intensity, which can be defined simply as anything that makes you huff and puff for a sustained period of time – a manifestation that your heart rate is elevated.  It can include anything from walking briskly (grabbing a partner or listening to music or a book on “tape” can make that more interesting), cycling, or swimming, to playing a sport or jumping on the trampoline.  The possibilities are endless!  Believe it or not (the why is revealed as you go through TLC University), getting 15 minutes of good exercise a day allows you to reap the grand majority of the benefits of exercise, including weight loss, fitness, and the items below.

It is true that, in general, the more exercise you get, the better (unless you “work up an appetite” that is so insatiable that you turn around and consume more calories than you just burned off!).  However, to help you achieve a normal weight and an excellent state of health, believe it or not, only 15 minutes a day is required.  This totals between 1½-2 hours per week.  Daily exercise is recommended so that it becomes a habit, a part of your life.  When it becomes so, you will be amazed at how the rest of your health puzzle falls into place.  You will find that you:

  1. Eat smarter, because you want to protect the investment you are making in your health (resulting in the bulk of your weight loss)
  2. Burn more calories
  3. Sleep better
  4. Are less stressed
  5. Have more energy
  6. Have a greater sense of well-being
  7. Are happier
  8. Get sick less frequently
  9. Recover from injuries faster
  10. Decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  11. Decrease your risk of heart disease
  12. Decrease your risk of stroke
  13. Decrease your risk of diabetes

The list goes on and on…

We invite you to jump in with both feet!  Enroll in TLC University, and begin your journey to health and fitness.  You can do this!