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How often should women exercise?

First off, any amount of exercise is beneficial, so always do what you can. In regards to recommendations, the American Heart Association recommends (for the average person) 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise 5 days a week, which totals 150 minutes per week. It is reasonable to divide these 150 minutes per week into different durations. If you prefer high-intensity workouts, 75 minutes per week with two additional days of strength training would be equivalent. Keep in mind that this is a recommendation for the average person. If you are exercising for specific goals such as weight loss or to reduce your blood pressure it is advised that you speak to your doctor or an exercise trainer prior to beginning an exercise regimen.

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