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How much should you exercise every week to manage stress?

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At the very least, exercise 3 to 5 times a week for 30 minutes. A better plan is to get 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise each week. The best plan is to add 75 minutes of a vigorous exercise a week, like swimming laps, jogging, or other sports that gets your heart rate up.

From: 10 Tips to Manage Stress WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress.”

American Heart Association: “Four Ways to Deal With Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

HealthFinder.gov: “Manage Stress.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 3, 2016

SOURCES:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress.”

American Heart Association: “Four Ways to Deal With Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

HealthFinder.gov: “Manage Stress.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 3, 2016

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