A recent U.S. study found that people who want to lose weight should be exercising for at least 55 minutes a day, five days a week.
Easier said than done? We asked you for your suggestions on getting a 55 minute work-out into your day.
Here are your ten best tips:
"Try to work in a few minutes (try 20) during your lunch break. Just get up and walk around outside. Then after dinner at night take a walk outside for 35 minutes, take the dog, take the kids, grab a walking buddy if you must, but get out there!" Sarah Young, Dartmouth
"An expensive gym membership, athletic outfits and equipment is not required. 30 minutes of brisk walking, cycling, raking, vacuuming, shoveling etc. 10 minutes of strength training - eg. push ups, sit ups etc. 10 minutes stretching." Judy, Winnipeg
"It's easy to do 55 minutes on the treadmill when you have a TV and DVD player in front of you. Catch up on some interesting programs you had previously recorded." Stanica Boxx
"Ditch your car. It would be a rare day that I *didn't* walk at least 55 minutes just getting around. A trip to the supermarket is 20 minutes each way, my workplace is 30 minutes each way and the mall is 60 minutes each way. In the winter, adjust clothing as necessary and keep walking." Sarah, NB
"Try as many new sports as you can, eventually you will find one. It can get expensive, but if you find something you like, you could set yourself up for a great lifetime of workouts without dreading." Greg, Barrie
"Try the "5 minutes out, 5 back" approach -- get your coffee 5 minutes away twice a day, then hike back (even in the same building, taking a couple of flights of stairs both ways might do it) to really take a bite out of the daily total ... walking 2-3 blocks to a store, then back, builds up more minutes ... and even on the dire days when you have to do the whole thing all at once, hey, it breaks down to only a bit more than 25 minutes outbound, so think of 2-3 places you have to go anyway, then you head for home again." Elsie, Vancouver
"Rather than trying to make time for exercise, incorporate it with getting to work. Cycling is an excellent cardiovascular workout and the environment (and your wallet) will thank you." Patrick, Saskatoon
"First thing in the morning. Get up and get it out of the way (walk, run, bike, go to the gym, whatever) and pretty soon it will feel like something is missing if you don't." Lindsay
"Try to do something with a little competition (with people at the same ability level). At least then you get a little comradery out of the deal." Rob Gordy, Calgary
"Just make it part of your daily life! Run around and play with your kids, bike someplace you would regularly drive, take the stairs. If you add little bursts of activity through the day, you can spend less time soley devoted to working out." Jodi, Ottawa
How do you make time for exercise? Share your tips.