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Dr Cris here with The Ask Dr Cris show. Somebody is asking me how much exercise should they have, do in a week? Really coming question, I don’t know if we have the exact answer. Current recommendations from health agencies is that we do 30 to 60 minutes a day. Now many of us don’t get that much exercise so to try and make it simpler I say try and do some incidental activity throughout the day so wear a pedometers aim for 10,000 steps a day. Park your car further away. Try and get incidental activity throughout the day, and several times a week do 30 minutes of planned exercise, so whether it is walking, swimming, jogging, some weight training, yoga, Pilates, try and plan it throughout the week. Certainly individuals as a nation we don’t get enough exercise, a lot of us are get behind a desk or are behind computers but that has a lot of health benefits. You can over train and that’s a different topic altogether and those individuals find that they just don’t recover between sessions. They are really pushing their body and burning candle at both ends, and often trying to juggle work and training. If you’re finding that you are just not recovering from exercise, that you feeling tired all the time, it’s time to have things checked by your local doctor as you may be overdoing it and over training. Most of us, the rest of us, is getting more incidental activity and aiming for the 30 to 60 minutes, sometime throughout the week, on several days of the week. So thanks so much for your question, if you have got any other questions please go to our website and I look forward to answering them on the asked The Ask Dr Cris Show.

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Dr Cris

Holistic Medical Doctor, Author ‘Healthy Habits, 52 Ways to Better Health‘ and Healthy Liver

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