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How long do you have to exercise to stay fit?
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Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends
Usually would need to do aerobic exercise 3 to 4 days per week for a minimum average of 30 min per session.
Having at least one session per week with intervals of increased intensity will help. Also try to have one session being a bit longer (40-60 min). Varying intensity and duration would help to maintain fitness better as the body easily adjusts to the "sameness" of routine so mix it up.

In brief: Depends
Usually would need to do aerobic exercise 3 to 4 days per week for a minimum average of 30 min per session.
Having at least one session per week with intervals of increased intensity will help. Also try to have one session being a bit longer (40-60 min). Varying intensity and duration would help to maintain fitness better as the body easily adjusts to the "sameness" of routine so mix it up.
Dr. Judy Orton
Dr. Judy Orton
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: 20 - 30 mins/day
The predominant rule of thumb is 20 -30 minutes per day , 3 - 5 days per week.
Of course, it all depends upon the exercise, the intensity, your metabolism, and your diet. This is a minimum.

In brief: 20 - 30 mins/day
The predominant rule of thumb is 20 -30 minutes per day , 3 - 5 days per week.
Of course, it all depends upon the exercise, the intensity, your metabolism, and your diet. This is a minimum.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
In brief: 20-40 minutes/daily
Fitness can be achieved through (1) vigorous and consistent exercise, 5-6 days/week.
However, this is only one component of "fitness." the others are (2) right nutrition to fuel the body's organs, muscles, nerves and bones as they they adapt and grow; (3) adequate rem sleep; and (4) recovery through elimination of stress improved mental clarity and focus.;.

In brief: 20-40 minutes/daily
Fitness can be achieved through (1) vigorous and consistent exercise, 5-6 days/week.
However, this is only one component of "fitness." the others are (2) right nutrition to fuel the body's organs, muscles, nerves and bones as they they adapt and grow; (3) adequate rem sleep; and (4) recovery through elimination of stress improved mental clarity and focus.;.
Dr. James Henning
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