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Fitness Recommendations

It’s not a secret that exercise is an important part of both living well and losing weight. However, just as every body responds differently to various diets, they often respond differently to various types of exercise. Additionally, factors such as age or living with a pre-existing health issue can make some exercises impossible or risky for certain people to engage in.


The Wellness NPs considers these limitations and more when you visit our offices. We will keep important factors in mind and provide customized fitness recommendations with your physical capabilities in mind. Additionally, you will receive a personalized report to review your metrics and projected weight loss on each of the available plans offered by us. Based on all of this information, we will help you start your weight loss journey safely and guide you to success!


To schedule an appointment with us, use our, online appointment booking tool, or call (240) 294 -4079.

FAQs on Fitness Recommendations

Why Is Exercise Important?

When we are trying to lose weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories used (or “burned”) by the body for energy. The burning of calories through physical activity, combined with reducing the number of calories you eat, creates a “calorie deficit” that leads to weight loss. Additionally, physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more (by reducing high blood pressure, boosting insulin sensitivity, and so forth). Ultimately, exercise reduces these risks more than the act of losing weight alone.

Can’t I Just Diet To Lose Weight? Should I Expect During My First Visit?

Most weight loss occurs because of a decreased caloric intake (i.e. we eat fewer calories). However, evidence shows the only way to maintain weight loss is to be engaged in regular physical activity. Using targeted exercise methods will also help your body maintain muscle mass while you work on losing fat weight. In addition to boosting your resting metabolism (since muscles burn more energy than fat), strong muscles also help to preserve and maintain healthy bone density.

What Should I Expect If I Use This Service?

That depends on what services you want to move forward with! In addition to making recommendations for fitness plans, we are able to combine this service with our other various weight loss and coaching offers. Bi-weekly weigh-ins will also be important, as we use these help track your progress.

How Much Exercise Will I Need?

This will also depend on a number of factors, particularly whether you want to lose weight or maintain weight. The type of exercise we recommend will also vary, depending on your current state of health and what types of movements your body can safely engage in. The basic recommendation during the Weight Loss Phase is at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week or 30 minutes 5 days a week. During the Maintenance Phase the recommendation is at least 250 minutes a week of vigorous exercise or 50 minutes 5 days a week. The recommended heart rate during cardio training should be around 120-140 beats per minute.

What If I Have Additional Questions Or Concerns?

As you begin to try to lose weight, you may be unsure about what kind of exercise would benefit you most. Our team can provide recommendations to help eliminate your confusion and start your weight loss journey on the right foot! Please contact us at your earliest convenience and our dedicated expert team will be happy to answer your questions.