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Retired now so taking this seriously at 65. I need exercises and to how much should I run?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Start s rlowly
If you are starting from scratch, start slowly and build slowly.
Your body needs time to adapt. A mix of aerobic and resistance makes sense. Additional exercises like yoga and pilates are beneficial. The best way to start running is with 20 min of run/walking. Add segments of running for 1 min and walk for 4. Slowly bump to 2 run/3 walk until you can run 20 min solid. This should take 6-8 weeks.

In brief: Start s rlowly
If you are starting from scratch, start slowly and build slowly.
Your body needs time to adapt. A mix of aerobic and resistance makes sense. Additional exercises like yoga and pilates are beneficial. The best way to start running is with 20 min of run/walking. Add segments of running for 1 min and walk for 4. Slowly bump to 2 run/3 walk until you can run 20 min solid. This should take 6-8 weeks.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
agree but obviously you can continue to improve for much more than 6-8 weeks.
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