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If only free time 1 day, can I do weekly physical activity?

If only free time 1 day, can I do weekly physical activity?

Yes.: You can do activity that day, as long as it can be done without health risk. It might be smart to see your doctor to get an idea of how fit you are, and what actifvity you can tolerate. But even on days of no free time, simple activity can be done, like light bending exercises for 5 minutes before bedtime, or during lunch, etc. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

See your doctor.: It would be best to see your doctor for a baseline physical exam first. At that time, he can outline a plan that would be in line with your capabilities. He can also outline a balanced diet for you. Apart from this, mild to moderate physical activity, like walking and possibly easy swimming 2-3 times a week would likely be more than enough activity for anyone at this point in life. ...Read more

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My weight to big so I want an app for weekly physical activity?

My weight to big so I want an app for weekly physical activity?

App: By "app" - i assume you mean one for iphone or android phones. If you enter their store and search term "fitness" - several excellent programs will be found. You should always discuss any new strenuous physical activity plans with your physician before embarking on this. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How to plan weekly physical activity calendar? Male, 20's.

How to plan weekly physical activity calendar?  Male, 20's.

3-5 times/week : A male in his 20s is considered a skeletally- mature adult. Appropriate exercise recommendations include 30-60 minutes of exercise 3-5 times/week. A mixture of cardio and resistance training is ideal. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a 18-year-old girl should look like what?

Weekly physical activity plan for a 18-year-old girl should look like what?

3-5 times/week : An 18 year-old female is considered a skeletally- mature adult. Appropriate exercise recommendations include 30-60 minutes of exercise 3-5 times/week. A mixture of cardio and resistance training is ideal. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a 14-year-old girl needed as an app. Are there any?

App: By "app" - i assume you mean one for iphone or android phones. If you enter their store and search term "fitness" - several excellent programs will be found. You should always discuss any new strenuous physical activity plans with her physician before embarking on this. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Why is physical activity important and how might it improve health and wellness?

Why is physical activity important and how might it improve health and wellness?

Here are some...: proven benefits of exercise: reduced stress weight loss increased bone mass reduced risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke better sleep These are just a few, but they bring the point across. Exercise is better than ANY pill. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can physical activity improve health?

How can physical activity improve health?

So many ways!!!!: Helps maintain weight, should be enjoyable, makes you disciplined, lowers cholesterol, improves fitness for living activities, improves you immune system, builds muscle (which wards off frailty ), prevents heart disease, wards off cancers in women, and much more! ...Read more

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I'm working in it sector. Because of my work timings, I don't get time for any physical activity. Suggest me easy and not time consuming excercise.?

I'm working in it sector. Because of my work timings, I don't get time for any physical activity. Suggest me easy and not time consuming excercise.?

10-minute walks: If you're not getting exercise, walking is a good way to start. And you only have to do 10 minutes at a time to get benefit. Work up to taking three 10-minute walks 5 days a week and you'll be getting the recommended amount of exercise. Or you could do longer stretches on your days off. If you feel like you can't spare the time, remember that physical activity can improve your performance at work. ...Read more

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How much physical activity should I do at 60?

How much physical activity should I do at 60?

As much as you can!: Keep moving and exercising. At sixty, maintaining balance and flexibility is very important; resistance exercise prevents fraility and osteoporosis. Avoid concussive cardio activities unless you weigh less than 140 and like to run. Cycling is much better at your age. Elliptical trainers are good. Hike and climb local trails. Swimming is great. ...Read more