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The more exercise the better, heart health study finds

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By Kate Kelland

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Thanks for the info but I will stick with walking long distances and keep away from any rigorous joint damaging exercises.

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I dont need a study to tell me that exercise is good for my health!

But it is depend on the kind of exercise.

Too many people got injured or end up in hospital by doing the wrong exercise or overdo it. (including me!)

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Just for information, the guideline for walking as moderate exercise is close to 5km/h or faster. The actual speed will depend on your heart rate, because what we are talking about here is cardiac health.

I'm self employed and live in the mountains, so I get to exercise a lot, but even 150 minutes a week strikes me as a lot if you are working 45 hours a week in an office with a one hour commute. It must be very easy to not do it. 300 minutes a week will likely mean getting up and doing it before work, gym four times a week, Zwift, or going for runs even when it is raining.

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Thanks for the info but I will stick with walking long distances and keep away from any rigorous joint damaging exercises.

That's my favoured form of exercise too, but I don't see anything in the article to suggest that we should be doing something else, like running. As long as you maintain a good walking pace and do at least 30-45 minutes five days a week minimum (sounds like you might do more) then I think we're doing ourselves a lot of good. Some uphill and mountain work, if you happen to have one near you, would add to it. Walking is just good for you, period.

I think regular exercisers would be a bit shocked to know how little exercise the majority of people actually do.

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Daily walking and twice a week in the local gym which next month we will go to daily.

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One of my lifelong friends had to have a toe amputated because he exercised despite pain in the foot. I think he was concentrating on exercising to the exclusion of the pain.

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If I have a pain in my foot or leg take a break. Move around in the house, up and down to my art studio. 1,500 steps in a day. Dance to some rock music. Get out in the garden/yard, that's always a good one.

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The missus and I do Billy Taebo together 5 days a week,the Reiwa version.Nothing too taxing and around 30 minutes.I don't miss the gym.

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Good advice. Exercise is good.

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Just because you’re sweating it doesn’t mean you’re exercising, but if you’re not sweating, you’re probably not exercising.

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Just because you’re sweating it doesn’t mean you’re exercising, but if you’re not sweating, you’re probably not exercising.

I disagree with this blanket assertion. I can do all sorts of exercising without sweating. Some people sweat less than others. Other people live in colder climates where you don't sweat as much.

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