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How much is enough?

Apr 18, 2014 09:36AM ● By Cate Reynolds
Image titleWhen it comes to exercise we all know we should do it. So why don’t we? Perhaps we just need more specific information and less chastising.

This might help: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released hot-off-the-presses guidelines for how much we should be exercising and exactly what the benefits could be.

Those government health gurus recommend that adults weekly get at least two and a half hours of moderate to intense aerobic activity, or one and one-quarter hours of vigorous to intense aerobic, or an equivalent amount of a combination of the two.

--S.H.

Bottom Line: People who workout that much have a lower risk of premature death, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and even depression.

What’s Up? does not give medical advice. This material is simply a discussion of current information, trends, and topics. Please seek the advice of a physician before making any changes to your lifestyle or routine.