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Short Workouts Can Be Good For Your Heart

 

Most people know that exercise is important for heart health.  However not everyone knows just how much exercise is enough.  Is it 15 minutes a day? 30 minutes? 1 hour?  Time to set the record straight.  The recommendation is that all adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week.  At a minimum, aim for at least 10 minutes at a time.  After that, it’s your choice.  You could do 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  Or two 15-minute sessions a day, five days a week.  Or three 10-minute sessions a day for five days.

Be sure to do activities that will strengthen your muscles, too.  Look for moderate-or high intensity activities that work all your muscle groups at least two days a week.  The major muscle groups are:  legs, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms.

Daniel Elbaz