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A Prescription For Better Health

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Once you've made a commitment to an active lifestyle, the question is how much exercise will be enough to bring about better health?

Conflicting information

Guidelines on exercise vary significantly, depending on the authority that's making them. Many advocate for 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity (e.g. walking) on most days of the week. Others disagree, saying that it should be more like 60 minutes per day or longer. So why is there so much conflicting information when it comes to prescribing exercise? Why can't we agree on what's best?


Using our health and fitness calculators will help you get the facts on your lifestyle.