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We’ve all heard that we should be walking 10,000 steps a day. But is that enough exercise?
It depends. There are lots of factors to consider: age, fitness level, ability, goals, and lifestyle. We’ve asked two experts to help us understand how much exercise we really need. (Note: Every individual is different. If you have any specific questions or concerns about exercising, consult your doctor.)
Why intensity matters
The intensity level at which you perform exercise should be taken into account when considering how much of it you need. If you’re elderly and live a more sedentary lifestyle, simply taking 10,000 steps might be all the exercise you require. But for the average healthy adult, “there is a big difference between walking to the corner store and working up a sweat,” says Mathew Forzaglia, a certified personal trainer at NEO Fifth and the Fhitting Room in New York City. “To