How Much Should You Exercise?

How Much Should You Exercise?

Daniel Yohans

42 thoughts on “How Much Should You Exercise?

  1. says:

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  2. Joseph says:

    I hear that running is bad for you in the long run no pun intended

  3. Katherine W says:

    A yoga class is usually 90 minutes… makes me wonder who decided that!

  4. Anton Trier says:

    I come from a family of hunters and farmers, and i was wondering if there are any health benefits from eating wild game, venison, salmon etc. Or if all meat is just a no no. I would love links to different research about this topic and or a response from someone who can explain the nutritional science on this topic. thanks

  5. Adalya says:

    Let's not forget, that exercise doesn't necessarily mean going to the gym. It's also walking to buy groceries instead of using your car or going by bike if it's too far to walk to the next store, using stairs instead of elevators, taking breaks from sitting in the office and walking a little (maybe even walk every time you're on the phone if that is possible at your job). Little things like this do add up in the long run. Also how about doing some pushups before going in the shower, some squats during commercial breaks while watching tv, leg lifts while brushing your teeth etc. I don't have time to go the gym for 90 minutes, but nearly everyone has 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there to do a little something throughout the day.

  6. Dysprosium says:

    Do the times vary based on the type an d intensity of exercise? Running, walking, cycling, and swimming? Could you provide more info on that if there is? Thanks for all the great work!

  7. Nerds and Nutrition says:

    Try rebounding if you'd like to try something new! It's beyond fun and helps support your immune system by moving the lymph fluid around the body. Give it a try! πŸ™‚

  8. Mackenzie McGowan says:

    Well, my job has me walking around for at least 7 hours a day. I guess I'm halfway to immortal then.

  9. QualityGains says:

    I try to exercise every day. The physiological and psychological effects are unbeaten in my opinion. Thank you for the video Dr. Greger!

  10. Mikko Heiska says:

    Nailing it once again. πŸ™‚

  11. david decauwer says:

    there are whole categories of peoples which exercise more than 90 minutes per day, they are laborers in service Industries.

  12. TRue to Life says:

    In the study, the amount of exercise, was this in addition to a moderate activity lifestyle? Or were these people sedentary otherwise? Just wondering how this data changes if you sit at a desk for 8 hours a day. Thanks!

  13. adamaj says:

    I'd like to see a study on just plant based diets and exercise. Does exercise have much of an effect on people that are eating really healthy plant based vs people that aren't exercising but are still eating super healthy plant based. I don't doubt that exercise has a positive effect on people eating like crap, but blue zone people don't do any strenuous exercise and they live longer than anyone. They do, however, eat mostly plant based.

  14. Okee Run says:

    Give it to me straight, Doc!

  15. Plant Based Mama says:

    Go to animal shelter. Get rescue dog. Walk rescue dog every day for the rest of it's life. Problem solved!

  16. Megawatt Apps says:

    Man I really need to exercise more!!

  17. stabilisedchaos says:

    I exercise for 90 minutes 5 times a week and I would not have it any other way.I feel amazing when I am doing it and amazing for hours afterwards.If I don't exercise for a few days I get tired and irritable and I can feel myself starting to seize up.

  18. Jordy Molina Zambrano says:

    There you goooo doc!!

  19. Precyce says:

    My resting heart rate is 43 beats per minute and that's after a cup of coffee.
    I stopped exercising 3 years ago.

  20. Anya Izmailova says:

    It's infuriating that those making federal guidelines treat the public with kid gloves by advising the population to eat &/or exercise in a manner that those writing the guidelines presume the public can 'handle' or find 'doable'. Wouldn't disclosing the most optimal, honest facts be more ethical, therefore allowing for people to make the most informed decisions about their health?
    The work you put into educating the public by providing easily accessible resources to the research you decipher, cross-reference & share is invaluable, Dr. Greger! Thank you so much.

  21. Jason Ciola says:

    I guess that's a big benefit to being on such a big campus. Everyone at my college has to either bike or walk a along distance between classes

  22. Whole Food Plant-Based Man says:

    Dr. Greger is a godsend to nutritional studies.

  23. Michelle Aldis says:

    Went ahead and graphed all the data for "moderate to vigorous" "moderate" and minimal "(MET)" MorE Than sitting quietly?
    Trend.. Forecast.. Log..
    Where does the forecast meet your 5% chance of mortality from accidental injury?
    For vigorous activity, it's 3.75hrs/day. For moderate activity, it's 6.08 hrs/day. The MET activity would take 16 hours a day or all of your waking hours being active. It's almost like we were built to move or something.

  24. Bilbo says:

    I'm guessing that if you follow a healthy vegan diet you can probably get away with a lot less exercise, since exericse seems to mostly confer cardiovascular benefits.

  25. Maxis art 09 says:

    does yoga count

  26. Luna Rose says:

    Tbh I don't do much exercise because I work 13 hours a day. I just stick to my vegan diet and do exercise where and when I can.

  27. Barry McAlister says:

    4 mph is a really fast pace, how many people can actually do that?

  28. supkika says:

    Exactly! Say it like it is goddamnit!

  29. Mat Winner says:

    Exercice is just a waste of perfectly good human energy; just move naturally and with a constant purpose and you will be fine. Plant trees, walk or run to gun someplace, build stuff, garden, carry your child…

  30. Buddy Bradley says:

    Liked, but it didn't really answer the question precisely enough for what I was specting.

  31. Saturated Fat says:

    Walk 24 hours a day?

  32. calikokat08 says:

    i use my tread mill for walking 90 minutes a day….in order to avoid boredom ..i watch netflix…while on the machine…works for me πŸ™‚

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  35. TheAhmedvienna says:

    I walk about ninety minutes a day. During summer time I walk 120 minutes or more. I find myself in a very good shape. As I can climb stairs without losing my breath. Keep in mind I have not been to the gym so often the past year or so.

  36. Cashual K says:

    Omg I walk for like 1:30 a day lol and do hiit πŸ˜€

  37. verbatim1231 says:

    As always, very interesting. It should be pointed out though that your definition of exercise is particular. If you take running, for instance, the recommendations of 120'/week appear in line with what most sport physicians would advocate for as a maximum for the average person. They usually refer to studies showing that endurance training itself may cause inflammation (in your arteries?) and increase the risk of heart attacks (during training). Hence three moderate trainings a week would represent the point of diminishing returns. Would be interesting to hear your take on this!

  38. Raghu Seetharaman says:

    I do a timed weight training routine that, at 30 years old, keeps my heart rate at a consistent 135 bpm. It involves an activation routine and mostly supersets so I can get more muscles worked.

    It works well for me since, as a CEO, I work about 120 or so hours a week to change the world. I strongly recommend that with a quick vegan diet (basically eat slow/rice cooked items all day) to remain healthy while also working hard.

  39. Vince says:

    I believe there is value in not only exercising, but if possible, try to work up a sweat every so often. This helps in detoxifying the body.

  40. Sebby Hartley says:

    Try telling Lance cycling is a β€˜moderate activity’ comparable to gardening.

  41. seΓ±or pepper says:

    erday except on sonntag. because sonntag ist ein tag der ruhe. no what i mean vern?

  42. Dan Cagle says:

    Great to hear that more exercise is beneficial.Β  "The Food," still seems to be paramount, as has already been mentioned.Β  Dr. Esselstyn did a video making a point thatΒ the Okinawan blue zoners don't exercise much; but they do eat well and have good social connections.

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