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Dr. James Lin
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Moderate Exercise (Overview)

Physical activity can help you: * Burn calories and reduce body fat * Control and maintain your current weight * Improve chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease * Improve your fitness and ability to perform daily activities * Prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and depression * Reduce your appetite


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Could moderate exercise decrease appetite?

Could moderate exercise decrease appetite?

Yes.: Not only does exercise actually help control appetite in the long term, but it also helps your body use ingested calories more efficiently. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
15 doctors shared insights

Moderate Exercise (Overview)

Physical activity can help you: * Burn calories and reduce body fat * Control and maintain your current weight * Improve chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease * Improve your fitness and ability to perform daily activities * Prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and depression * Reduce your appetite


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What is the recommendation for the minimum amount of daily moderate exercise for adults?

What is the recommendation for the minimum amount of daily moderate exercise for adults?

About 15 min: of met 3-4 per day (this is not even a brisk walk). Lowers risks of diabetes and cardiovascular problems by about half. While data on stress tests say more is better, this is controversial on the upper limit and really heavy exercise certainly is a bit dangerous in the short run. ...Read more

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With proper eating and moderate exercise, how long should it take to drop 2 dress sizes?

With proper eating and moderate exercise, how long should it take to drop 2 dress sizes?

A few months: Safe weight loss is 5-10lbs per month. More than that generally involves fad diets which end up making you lose and then gain again. ...Read more

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Does walking count as moderate exercise?

Does walking count as moderate exercise?

Yes: Brisk walking, about 3-4 miles per hour does count as moderate exercise. Moderate physical activity is when you can carry on a conversation when you're exercising. The recommended amount of moderate exercise per week for adults is 150 minutes, divided over 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What's best to warm up before moderate exercise?

What's best to warm up before moderate exercise?

Stretch, start slow: Stretching of all muscle groups is likely the most important single activity, done prior to exercise, or as an exercise by itself, to prevent musculoskeletal problems, strains, injuries. A principle of the aging process, is start low, and go slow. Exercise, regular walks, keeping the mind and body active is the most important part of any lifestyle of living. But slow as you go. ...Read more

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How much time should one spend doing moderate exercise daily?

How much time should one spend doing moderate exercise daily?

30 minutes: A total of 30 minutes (or more!) every day. It doesn't have to be done all at once. You can do a little bit here, a little bit there, as long as it adds up to the magic 30 by the end of your day. If you haven't been exercising regularly, start low and build up slowly so you're less likely to hurt yourself. Congrats on making great changes. ...Read more

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Can just moderate exercise cause your bronchitis to flare up?

Can just moderate exercise cause your bronchitis to flare up?

Yes: Especially if you have underlying asthma/reactive airway disease. Some people have mild exercise induced asthma and benefit from bronchodilators such as albuterol prior to exercise. Seeing you doctor for a pulmonary function test or spirometry would be the way to find out if you would benefit from an inhaler. ...Read more

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