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A 61-year-old female asked:

I was exercising 3-5 days a week aerobic/weight training. it's been about a year started back doing 30 mins. how long before i can do my 60 mins?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: Varies somewhat based upon your overall condition and the intensity of your workouts. It would seem reasonable if you were currently tolerating your current workouts to gradually increase to 60 minutes over 4-6 weeks and if you have no troule continue at that level. The key is gradual.
Dr. Philip Regala
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
If exercising at steady pace, you should be able to increase by about 10%/ week. You may also consider High Intensity Interval Training to get the maximum aerobic benefit if you only have 30 minutes to exercise
Oct 14, 2015

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