60 Minutes a Day is Your New Exercise Goal

New research highlights that women need to undertake 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day to prevent weight gain as they get older should they adhere to a normal diet .
The findings suggest women need more exercise than the present guidelines of 150 minutes a week, 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
I. Min Lee, a GP and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, led the research.
Women of a normal weight who eat a normal diet can combat middle-age weight gain by exercising intensely for 30 minutes a day.
Weight gain can be thwarted by 60 minutes of moderate activity, like walking, a bike ride or playing tig.
150 minutes per week of moderate to intense exercise is for the prevention of disease and to gain other health benefits.
A 2002 Institute of Medicine report recommended 60 minutes a day, or 420 minutes per week, to prevent weight gain.

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