How Much Exercise Do You Need Everyday?

Most fitness buffs and "healthy living" adults want to know how much exercise does an individual need every day?

According to Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic, For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends:

Getting at least 2 ½ hours of moderate aerobic activity (think brisk walking or swimming), or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity (such as running), per week – preferably, spread throughout the week.

Doing strength training exercises at least twice a week.

The rule of thumb is to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity in your daily routine. If you want to lose weight or achieve certain fitness goals, try to increase your activity even more. If you can’t make time for a longer workout, try 10-minute periods of activity throughout the day.

Source: Mayo Clinic


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