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Thirty minutes a day keeps the doctor away

Are you a daily jogger, a weekend warrior, or an inveterate couch potato? For minimum physical fitness, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recommends the following schedule.


10-12 minutes

Twice weekly

20-minute sessions

Three times or more per week

30-minute workouts 20-minute programs

Every workout

5-10 minutes

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