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I always hear that when one has not been exercise and decides to you should start slow. What's an example?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Walking

And by "walking, " i don't mean going for a stroll, slowly, around the block.
Begin with ten minutes of *brisk* walking. This should elevate your heart rate. Do it every day. Time it. Gradually increase the amount of time you walk from 10 minutes to 30 minutes over the next few weeks. Do it every day. You don't need a gym, you don't need equipment, but you need to do it every day.

In brief: Walking

And by "walking, " i don't mean going for a stroll, slowly, around the block.
Begin with ten minutes of *brisk* walking. This should elevate your heart rate. Do it every day. Time it. Gradually increase the amount of time you walk from 10 minutes to 30 minutes over the next few weeks. Do it every day. You don't need a gym, you don't need equipment, but you need to do it every day.
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Dr. Francine Yep
Congrats on making great changes. What's fun? [walking?dancing?playing with your kids?] How much activity are you doing now? If you're just starting out, start at 10 minutes every other day. How does it feel? If it hurts or you feel short of breath, cut back to 5 minutes. Not sore the next day? Add 5 mins each session each week. Up to 30 mins/day? Add another day. Go slow. Have fun. Way to go!
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Walking

Walking a pace that is comfortable for you is a good place to start.
Try it for 10 minutes and see how far you can go. As you get used to it, walk a little faster and a little farther each time. That will help build up your stamina. When you are stronger, you can start doing other, more strenuous activities. Talk to you doctor if you have any questions.

In brief: Walking

Walking a pace that is comfortable for you is a good place to start.
Try it for 10 minutes and see how far you can go. As you get used to it, walk a little faster and a little farther each time. That will help build up your stamina. When you are stronger, you can start doing other, more strenuous activities. Talk to you doctor if you have any questions.
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