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Everything in moderation... including exercise. Exercise is undoubtedly good for you if you compare it to a sedentary lifestyle, but running marathons every day isn't going to do you any favors. But where is the optimal sweet spot for exercise? It's not the same for everyone, but it looks like most Americans aren't doing enough. Fortunately, the right amount probably isn't as much as you'd think. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: diet, exercise, fitness, health, minimum recommended dose, weight loss


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    crade (profile), 5 Apr 2016 @ 12:29pm

    Your headlines dont really seem to match the links they point to. especially the first one, which seems to claim overly strenous exercise doesn't help much, but neither does it increase any risks:

    "The studies also found that prolonged or intense exercise is unlikely to be harmful and could add years to people’s lives."

    "At that point, the benefits plateaued, the researchers found, but they never significantly declined. Those few individuals engaging in 10 times or more the recommended exercise dose gained about the same reduction in mortality risk as people who simply met the guidelines. They did not gain significantly more health bang for all of those additional hours spent sweating. But they also did not increase their risk of dying young."

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