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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is 2 hrs of walking daily too much? i've heard it could cause muscle loss

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Possibly ok: Walking 2 hours a day might be ok if the following are true: you have built up to this distance/duration gradually and don't feel during or afterward; nothing hurts when/after you have walked this much; you are not obese such that this much weight bearing could be a strain on your joints. Consider how our ancestors were likely walking around all day! Go at it slowly, listen to your body. Stay well
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not likely: Unless your caloric intake is so low that your are burning more calories then your are taking in. That's a great habit for keeping G you active. I congratulate you on your efforts.

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Last updated Oct 31, 2015

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