Exercise prescription for obese patients

If you want to lose weight, it’s important to combine healthy eating with regular exercise and physical activity.

If you want to lose weight you may need to build up to 45–60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week.

You might want to try out all of these activities : fast walking, running, doing some sports, using a step-trainer or similar at gym.

As well as moderate intensity physical activity also try to include strength or resistance training exercise (exercising with weights) as this can help you burn fat and increase muscle.

Aim to start gradually with short periods of exercise at a time then build on it.

If you are new to exercise or have pre-existing medical conditions it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program. Your doctor, physiotherapist or exercise physiologist will be able to provide an exercise plan suited to your circumstances.