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Exercise daily for at least an hour. You do not have to kill yourself from running, jogging, etc., but you should have some sort of moderate physical activity in your everyday life. If you're looking to shed a few pounds fast, do a higher-level intensity workout. For example, go on a walk at a brisk pace for an hour. Or, you can jog and set certain intervals to sprint during that hour. Make sure you're not in severe pain during your workout. Just a warning, your muscles will ache after a high intensity workout. It may be irritating, but that means your body is changing for the better. Be sure to stay hydrated, stretch, and eat foods with a decent amount of protein after each workout. The protein will help keep your muscles, not fat, rebuilding.
 

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I am new to veggieboards and would like to share some things I found out.
So: It may help to set up a sort of work out schedule the way I did. Before getting out of bed I do a few mins of exercise like situps, stretching, leg tilts, just maybe 5 mins. Later I walk a brisk 10 mins. Back home knee bends while for example making coffee. You can figure out what and when you want to do it, a few mins at a time. For me this works very well, as I have Sjogren disease, an auto- immune disease, and I tire fast, often in only 5-10 minutes. Fatigue is one of the main symptoms. Because of that a gym is not a solution. I had to find a way to get and keep myself moving. Especially because too sedentary a life results in higher blood pressure, higher cholesterol etc. Not to mention weak muscles, joint pain etc. Now, instead of taking pills I keep moving, in small increments and feel better too.
Six years and 18 kg ago, we decided to switch to the plant based diet, partly because the Sjogren society says many people with the disease benefit. Over the first 2 years, only watching that we got plenty of proteins, I lost those 18 kg without even trying. Do I have to mention that we now eat a better, more varied and tasty diet than ever before? It has been, and still is, a learning experience that has made cooking so much more fun. And feel better overall.
 
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