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How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

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How much exercise do you need each week_
It’s all about the numbers:
Those who exercise moderately (brisk walking, group fitness classes) need 150 minutes/week.  Runners and those who enjoy vigorous exercise should aim for 75 minutes.
Hint_ 150 minutes_week
Can I power through a 2-1/2 hour Saturday Sweat Session and call it good?
Nope.  To help prevent cardiovascular disease (the #1 cause of death in the U.S.) you need at least 20 minutes a day.  Schedule your workouts so that you don’t “run out of time.”
Don_t forget about strength training_
In addition to your 150 minutes of aerobic exercise, the CDC also recommends 2 hours of strength training each week.
New to lifting?  Try a class such as Total Body Burn & Sculpt, Strong After 60, or Ripped to get started.

Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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