Unlike medicine, the amount of exercise one should have does not come with a daily dosage chart. However, experts constantly debate as to how much is too much, or how much is enough. According to current guidelines from government and health organizations, 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week is enough to build and maintain health and fitness. That averages out to about 20-25 minutes per day. Those who exercised a little, not meeting the recommendation but doing something, lowered their risk of passing away prematurely by 20%. However those who met the guidelines of completing 150 minutes had a 31% less risk of premature death compared to those who never exercised.
The most benefit however came among those who worked out moderately, such as walking, for a little more than an hour a day. So get those walking or running shoes on, and get out there! If anything, it is good to know that you are doing your body good. But an active lifestyle calls for feet that are always in good condition, so if you have any questions regarding shoe gear for certain activities, give our office a call and we can advise you on your shoe choices. If you ever feel that foot or ankle pain are preventing you from participating in your exercise program, give our office a call. Our doctors will diagnose you and come up with a treatment plan to help you get back on your feet.