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How Much Exercise do We REALLY Need?

 

Move more, sit less. That's it in a soundbite. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Americans need to move more, and sit less.

Only about 1 in 5 adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health. The guidelines are based on current scientific evidence supporting the connection between physical activity, overall health and well-being, disease prevention and quality of life.

Basically, if you want to live a long, healthy, high-quality life, you got to move, and you really should move everyday.

First, what does it mean to not move enough? That's what we call a sedentary lifestyle. You're considered sedentary if you move for LESS than 150 minutes per week. 150 minute a week of moderate activity (brisk walking, water aerobics, dancing, gardening, slow biking) breaks down to 22 minutes a day, 7 days a week. So if you have to walk the dog twice a day- you're good! You are effectively lowering your risk of Type II diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and...

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