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How long do you need to exercise per day to be healthy?

How long do you need to exercise per day to be healthy?

20+ minutes: 20 minutes or more, non-stop, every day. And remember 40 today does not equal 20 today and 20 tomorrow. If you do 40 min today, you still need 20+ tomorrow! go for it. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How long should I exercise per day to lose weight? & how many times per week should I exercise to lose weight?

How long should I exercise per day to lose weight? & how many times per week should I exercise to lose weight?

Exercise: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read more

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In order to lose one lb, I a 5"5 171lb woman how long should I exercise for per day & what kind burns the most fat..?

In order to lose one lb, I a 5"5 171lb woman how long should I exercise for per day & what kind burns the most fat..?

Exercise 45 mins/day: How much exercise it requires to lose a pound depends upon many variables, including how much you eat, the content of you diet, what kind of exercise you do and how vigorous the exercise, etc., etc. In general, in order to be healthy and maintain a healthy weight, you should exercise at least 45 mins/day. One study found that women lost weight better by exercising in 10 min bouts 6 times a day. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 5'10" and i weigh 130. This is a problem for me because I do eat enough per day and exercise at a healthy amount. What can I do to gain weight?

Hi. I'm 5'10" and i weigh 130. This is a problem for me because I do eat enough per day and exercise at a healthy amount. What can I do to gain weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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I'm 24 5'1" and recently gainedweight. I'm 155 lbs. How many calories should I eat per day to lose 30-40lbs in a healthy way? How long should it take?

I'm 24 5'1" and recently gainedweight. I'm 155 lbs. How many calories should I eat per day to lose 30-40lbs in a healthy way? How long should it take?

Calories: 120 to 125, could be your best weight . For safety weight control, loss 2 to 4 pounds per week , making exercise, walking is good , reducing carbos, sugar, increases vegetables, some nuts, some fruits, , reducing calories to 1300 per day, check with your pcp or endocrinology your thyroid, liver, kidney, hormones..... More safe and supervised , better results. ...Read more

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How long until I can see the results for incontinence from doing kegel exercise many times per day?

How long until I can see the results for incontinence from doing kegel exercise many times per day?

Varies: Kegel exercises are great but this may not be enough. There are surgeries, medications and physical therapy available. Your obgyn, urologist or a urogynecologist can help find the right treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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I am 61kg. I need to reduce 3kg.i eat 1000cal per day.i am 5.7 feet tall.how long i shd exercise a day 2 reduce 3 kg in month n how much cal i shd eat?

I am 61kg. I need to reduce 3kg.i eat 1000cal per day.i am 5.7 feet tall.how long i shd exercise a day 2 reduce 3 kg in month n how much cal i shd eat?

To Lose Weight: Accept yourself, who you are at this time and make a commitment to lose weight Lose weight not to impress others or look good, do it for health reasons You may risk your health if you took less than 1000 cal/day See Physician for Balanced Diet Do not be desperate to lose weight. You are within normal range of weight for your height Exercise 2 hour/day, gradually increase the pace every few days ...Read more