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How Much Exercise Do We Need?

Monday, May 5, 2008
How Much Exercise Do We Need?

Some experts recommend we get thirty minutes of exercise every day. Others say we need sixty. Some say it must be cardio. Others insist weight-bearing exercises are essential. Of course, it also depends on our age, our health - even our gender. So how much time should we be spending in the gym, on the basketball court, or walking the dog? What is the difference between exercise and "physical activity," and does one count for more than the other? Join us on Monday when we find out how much exercise we really need – and the best ways to make sure we get it. Today's show is an archive edition, so we won't be taking phone calls.

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