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How much should I walk in a day?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Setting a goal is a big help when you're trying to get fit or lose weight, and when it comes to walking, it's clear what the goal should be. Watch this video to learn what RealAge's Dr. Mike sets as his daily walking goal -- and why.

How much you walk each day will be dependent on your ability and on time constrictions. While some physical activity is better than none at all, most health benefits will occur with at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of physical activity that is of moderate intensity. In general, episodes of activity should be at least 10 minutes long and you can start with this amount each day or every other day, until you accumulate at least 150 minutes of brisk walking each week. 

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