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A 33-year-old member asked:

Daily physical activity for 3 times a week is all i need?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Absolutely not: You need to be physically active 7 days a week with low to moderate intense daily activity. Sitting more than 6 hours a day increases risk for heart attacks by 50%. If you have a sitting job, get up every 15 to 30 minutes without touching arms or knees and do that 5 times or do some jumping jacks. Take steps, park farther away from destinations, look for chores to do, and keep moving all day long.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
30 minutes: Current recommendations include 30 minutes of a moderate aerobic activity 5 times a week. If you prefer vigorous activity you can shorten the time to 2 or 3 times per week. That can be paired with 2 or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activities as well.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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