Have You Ever Wondered How Much Exercise You Need To Get

1270 WordsMay 3, 20176 Pages
Have you ever wondered how much exercise you need to get maximum benefits? And what exactly type of activity/exercise do you need to be doing? I chose this topic simply because I, myself, have been recently pondering how much exercise I need. I started consistently working out in January. I go to the Great Life gym either in Hartford or in Sioux Falls. I’ve discovered when I workout, I am a much happier person. My mood and energy level improve all around. However, I don’t want to be pushing my body too hard. So how much exercise do I need weekly? Am I doing the correct exercises making sure to not strain my body? What I already know I know that exercise should be a very important part of everyone’s daily routine. Exercise is when a…show more content…
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