A 47-year-old member asked:
How much exercise is required to maintain a healthy lifestyle without overdoing the exercise?
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30 to 60 minutes/day: Most americans do not get enough exercise. Very few exercise 'too much'. Some exercise everyday is beneificial. The recommendations are to get at least 30 to 60 minutes a day. Some great forms of exercise are walking, yoga, jumping rope, and swimming.
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Cardiology 51 years experience
Exercise: A minimum of a half hour of aerobic exercise a day and three times a week of light weights is good. Pushing either to much higher levels might be overdoing it for some people.
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Last updated Apr 13, 2013
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