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Exercise - time to move; Weight loss - time to move; Obesity - time to move

Experts recommend getting at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. If you have a busy schedule, this may seem like a lot. But there are many ways to add exercise to even the busiest schedule.

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Why Make the Time?

Getting regular exercise benefits your health in many ways:

Ways to Get Moving

It is easy to make excuses not to exercise. Instead, look for simple ways to make exercise a regular part of your life.

References

Buchner DM. Physical activity. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 16.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Physical activity basics. www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics. Updated June 4, 2015. Accessed May 15, 2018.

Eckel RH, Jakicic JM, Ard JD, et al; American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. 2013 AHA/ACC guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2014;129(25 Suppl 2):S76-S99. PMID: 24222015 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24222015.

Sparling PB, Howard BJ, Dunstan DW, Owen N. Recommendations for physical activity in older adults. BMJ. 2015;350:h100. PMID: 25608694 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25608694.

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