Magic Number That Keeps Weight Off

Medically reviewed in September 2021

Lost a little weight recently? Here's the magic number you need to know to keep it off: 275.

That's how many extra minutes of exercise per week a study group needed in order to maintain a 10 percent loss in body weight for 2 years. Grab an extra 40-minute walk every day and you're covered.

More Is More
Unfortunately, when people lose weight, almost half of them tend to regain it within 6 months. But you don't have to be part of that statistic. Just a little extra physical activity could keep you enjoying your new size indefinitely. But that means more than the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity a day needed to prevent disease. Researchers estimate that most people need 60 to 90 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week—in addition to eating right—to keep lost pounds off. Start today. Stay lean. Stay strong. Try this 20-minute workout.

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