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How many hours do you need to exercise in a day?

How many hours do you need to exercise in a day?

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Asked by Benrox, Last updated: Oct 30, 2020

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K. Galatia

K. Galatia

K. Galatia
K. Galatia

Answered Nov 14, 2019

People are recommended to get 2 1/2 hours of exercise every week if they are planning to do moderate to severe exercise. Those who would need to exercise more rigorously would only need to exercise about an hour every week. There are some people who do not get any exercise at all, probably because they are only in front of their desks in the office.

They do not even make an effort to purchase their food, especially if there is someone that they can ask to purchase food for them. Take note that people who would like to improve their health cannot just focus on exercising but would also need to pay attention to their health.

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Sophia Lee Ryan

Sophia Lee Ryan

Sophia Lee Ryan
Sophia Lee Ryan

Answered Aug 18, 2017

Most health organizations recommend that adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity at least 5 days a week. This comes out to a total of 150 minutes of moderate activity each week; this total number is what really matters, and those minutes can be divided up among the days of the week as you best see fit. If you’re doing more vigorous aerobic activities, you can do just 75 minutes of exercise per week.

It is also recommended that you do strength training exercise every week. You should aim to exercise all of your major muscle groups at least twice per week. You should use a weight or resistance level that will tire out your muscles after about 12 to 15 repetitions.

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