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Physical activity, how much do I need?

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Any type of physical activity is good if it makes your body works more than usual. Remember, find activity that you can enjoy. And, start slow and gradually increase your level of intensity and frequency.

Following is quick reference to find how much physical activity you need.

At least:

- 30 min/day~ for limiting risk of chronic diseases

- 45 - 60 min/day~ to prevent getting overweight / obesity

- 60 – 90 min/day~ to prevent weight gain / regain among obese

˜recommended by Technical Committee on Strategies for the Prevention of Obesity Malaysia, MASO 2005

Physical activity, how much do i need?
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