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What is the least amount of exercise that I can do to live longer?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine

Exercise is a must-do for overall health, but how much is enough? In this video, Dr. Robin Miller reveals the minimum amount of exercise you need every day.


Since 1995 the common recommendation has been that adults obtain at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on 5 or more days a week, for a total of at least 150 minutes a week. This was reiterated in the most recent physical activity guidelines set forth in 2008 by the federal government. Remember that 30 minutes does not have to be consecutive. You can go for a brisk 15 minute walk before breakfast and after dinner.

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