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7. Show the clock who’s boss. Health experts say you should aim for at least 150 minutes of exercise a week (30 minutes a day, five times a week, for example), plus weight training at least twice a week. Can’t find room in your crazy schedule? Take a closer look. If you work too late to get to a gym, keep a set of weights at home. If you can't do 30 minutes at once, break exercise sessions up into 10- or 15-minute bursts.

SOURCES:

Acevedo E. , Human Kinetics, 2006. Psychobiology of Physical Activity

CDC: “How much physical activity do adults need?”

Ryan, R. , 1997. International Journal of Sport Psychology

Matsumoto, H. , 2004. International Journal of Sport and Health Science

Dunton, G. , September 2009. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 9, 2019

SOURCES:

Acevedo E. , Human Kinetics, 2006. Psychobiology of Physical Activity

CDC: “How much physical activity do adults need?”

Ryan, R. , 1997. International Journal of Sport Psychology

Matsumoto, H. , 2004. International Journal of Sport and Health Science

Dunton, G. , September 2009. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 9, 2019

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