How much should the average adult exercise every day? — Think Smart

For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines: #Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise […]

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8 thoughts on “How much should the average adult exercise every day? — Think Smart

  1. I walk our dogs every morning -they make me. Sometimes I run, sometimes I dance. I love to hike, I meditate but don’t do aerobics…ain’t gonna happen.

    I go swimming and love my ecliptic rider. I think it’s important to get our heart rate up for at least 10 minutes a day. I am too old to worry about a flat tummy or my behind. 🙂

    • I hear that. Besides, I would rather have the face than fanny thing going on. By that I mean when you get too thin when you are older, it really shows on your face. That happened to me when I lost 60 pounds six years ago. Now mind you I wasn’t skinny my any means, I was wearing a size 10. But my face got super wrinkled. I ended up getting Juvederm injections to fill out my face.

  2. It depends on a person constitution, time, passion and commitment for exercise and of course age. I’m a teacher of Tai chi and Qigong and I practice two hours a day simply because I like it. In fact I practically practice all day long even when it seems to all appearances that I’m not practicing. This is because the gentle nature of Tai chi and Qigong allow it since it’s all about developing internal energy rather that muscle bulk. In the past I used to do heavier sports such as hard martial arts, swimming, jogging, weights and yoga. the result was that I got several injuries from all of them including some serious one that eventually Tai chi managed to cure. Moreover I was never as healthy and calm as I’m now. Nowadays I’m against hard huffing and puffing exercises or workouts including the very overhyped yoga that is boring, uncomfortable and dangerous. A year ago the American Medical Association stated that people are not aware of how many are admitted in hospitals with yoga injuries and the same goes for all other forms of hard exercises. On the other hand Tai chi and Qigong are injuries free and can be practiced even by the over one hundred years old.

      • One cannot learn Tai chi from videos unless one is a real expert. However Tai chi Gong that is a set of 18 movements based on Tai chi is easy to perform very enjoyable and has exactly the same benefits of Tai chi. It was created in 1970 by a Tai chi and a qigong master and became so popular that is the national exercise of Indonesia and Malaya and it’s practiced by over ten million people. In you tube there are several video some good some bad and not authentic at all. This video showing some ladies doing it is a good one.

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