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There are 5 comments on Walking Is Good. But Moderate-Vigorous Exercise Boosts Fitness Three Times More

  1. Could someone on the research team comment if there would be any correlation to cycling, e.g. mph equivalent to 130 steps/minute for someone who also would like to cycle due to joint integrity.

  2. I’m looking for some of these exercises. Can you give me some examples of what to do. I need some for abs and any basketball exercises. Also if there are links to examples with videos can those be email to me or commented on here

  3. I follow insights Michael Greger, MD, shares for free on nutritionfacts.org. At this time, he says research shows 40 minutes a day of vigorous activity or 90 minutes a day of moderate activity is what we should be striving for. Based on your latest research, do you know how much of each type of intensity of exercise we should aim for if we have sedentary jobs (and even if we have standing desks), assuming an 8-hour per day, for five consecutive days, weekly? I’d really like a daily target to work toward if I am not already reaching it! Thank you.

    Also: Is it true that the minutes can be cumulative, throughout the day–or is best practice one fell swoop?

  4. I am 73 years old and have been zealously tracking my daily steps since I purchased my first Fitbit in 2013. I have averaged about 18,000 steps a day. The vast majority of those steps are done as intentional exercise (as opposed to just walking around). I do walk considerably faster than most people my age…..but considerably slower than younger people, even if I try to quicken my stride.

    My walking differs from many, I believe, in that it includes the equivalent of 100 flights of stairs a day (700+) a week, done in the hills that I live in. I cannot raise my heart rate very high, probably 120 beats per minute max for short bursts. But it always exceeds 100.

    Question: Do hills/inclines make a measurable difference concerning fitness?

    My resting heart rate ranges from 59 to 65.

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