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How do I ensure that I have done sufficient exercise?

Lisa Oz
Health Education

If you can schedule in half an hour or more to jump on a treadmill or briskly stride around the neighborhood park, by all means, do it! If not, then opt to take the stairs at work, park at the far end of the lot, and march in place through your favorite sitcom. Before you go to bed, do 10 pushups and 20 crunches. If you are already hitting the gym on a regular basis, use these few days to push yourself a little bit further than your regular routine.

You should strive to accumulate approximately 150 minutes a week of moderate physical or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week. If you already workout regularly simply track how many minutes a week you work out. If you don’t work out regularly  try to add physical activity into your daily life by taking the stairs instead of the elevator parking further away from work and shopping and errands and walking to get things as much as possible. The more physical activity you add to your daily life the better.  

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