What exercise should I do to stay in good health?

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Walking is a very effective approach to stay in good health. You can always increase your intensity from the fundamentals of walking, or return to the great restorative benefits this activity has as well.

Try it for a day. Take an early morning walk to wake your mind. Try not to use the closest restroom at work. Park your car at the very end of the lot when you run in for that quick dinner item. Walk the dog, your toddler or maybe invite a few neighbors along the way.

You can walk your way into better health, it's really that easy.

Just keep moving!

A multifaceted approach to exercise will help you achieve optimal health, performance, and reduce nagging injuries and musculoskeletal pain. The most effect exercise plans combine stretching, aerobic (cardio) training, and resistance training in a systematic, progressive fashion.

According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you should strive to accumulate 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity activity every week or 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity activity every week or an equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

We're designed to walk. We won't get hurt walking. You can't get out of it with any excuses. Your goal is to get up to 10,000 steps a day, but it's okay to start by walking for 30 minutes a day. This will make for 3,000 steps. Get your steps in with a pedometer and simple changes like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

Societies that have 10,000 steps under their belt every day don't have much under their belt. It's one of the best ways to stay thin.


This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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