How Much Exercise Is Enough?

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Regular exercise improves health, wellness and longevity, but how much exercise is enough in a week?

A senior research fellow at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, says that “anyone who is physically capable of activity should try to reach at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week and have around 20 to 30 minutes of that be vigorous activity," sourced from this article The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life in The New York Times.

Well, to monitor and ensure that a target is achieved, there are some fitness and health apps that fit the bill and are available for free. Among them, Google Fit is one of the good choices for Android devices, to a certain extent similar to Health for the iPhone.

With this app Google Fit, you are able to set targets and track walks, runs, rides and other progress of physical activities in terms of time spent, distance travelled, steps achieved and calories of energy burned, all viewable in a clear summary, timeline or graph details.

Fit also integrates fitness information from third-party apps and devices so that you can track all your progress in one place.

If you use an Android device, Fit is an excellent way to monitor how much exercise you do and track your progress of physical activities on a daily basis. It’s well worth a download.

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Been using this for a while and it's great, although it sometimes gets confused as to the exact activity you are doing. You can also input an activity after the fact in case it misses something. Even though I am mostly a computer guy., I do a lot of walking a work through a warehouse and am pleased to see how much exercise I get just from that. No reason not to have this app! (Though I have talked to at least one person who is paranoid at "Google being able to track them with such detail".)