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Make Your Resolutions Stick: 3 Resolutions to Keep and 3 to Ditch in 2014 (Page 4)

Exercise 30 Minutes Per Day

3 Resolutions to Make:

3. Exercise 30 Minutes Per Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most adults need 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity activity—i.e., brisk walking—every week, and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week. That translates to 30 minutes of walking five days per week, and two days of strength exercises, such as weight lifting—totally doable if you take a 30-minute walk during your lunch break and focus on strength activities on the weekend. And in light of research showing that exercise can help control your weight, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and increase your chances of living longer, 30 minutes per day seems like an important, and attainable, goal. (Remember you can also split it into two 15-minute segments and enjoy the same benefits.)

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