HEAT ALERT

Pop-up storms expected through early Monday in CT. Some storms could be strong or severe

What's Ailing You: Exercise

In this week's "What's Ailing You," News 12 looks at fitness and how much exercise people need. New Canaan internist Dr. Larry Leibowitz advises exercising 30 minutes a day on five to seven days a

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2015, 2:07 AM

Updated 3,382 days ago

Share:

In this week's "What's Ailing You," News 12 looks at fitness and how much exercise people need.
New Canaan internist Dr. Larry Leibowitz advises exercising 30 minutes a day on five to seven days a week.
If people really want to step it up and be more aggressive, aim for 75 minutes a week with more intense exercise like jogging or aerobics. Leibowitz says mixing in resistance training is a workout that spells wellness.
He says while most people don't exercise enough, it's important not to push yourself too hard. Liebowitz says to listen to your body's warning signs, which may include headaches, anxiety, loss of appetite, shortness of breath or discomfort during exercise.
News 12 Connecticut wants to know "What's Ailing You." You ask the medical question and we'll work to find you an expert's answer. Send your questions by way of Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WhatsAilingYou.


More from News 12
1:52
HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory continues in Connecticut; scattered afternoon thundershowers

HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory continues in Connecticut; scattered afternoon thundershowers

2:11
Doctors say exercising outside in hot weather can be dangerous

Doctors say exercising outside in hot weather can be dangerous

2:39
 DOT reaffirms commitment to keep roads safe following fallen tree incident on Route 15 that injured 2 in Orange

DOT reaffirms commitment to keep roads safe following fallen tree incident on Route 15 that injured 2 in Orange

2:20
Bridgeport woman rushes to aid of shooting victim; realizes it was her friend

Bridgeport woman rushes to aid of shooting victim; realizes it was her friend

1:59
Local car dealerships deal with impacts of massive cyberattack

Local car dealerships deal with impacts of massive cyberattack

0:53
Stew Leonard's in Norwalk unveils statue of founder

Stew Leonard's in Norwalk unveils statue of founder

1:43
Sen. Blumenthal pushes HEAT Act to prevent hot weather deaths

Sen. Blumenthal pushes HEAT Act to prevent hot weather deaths

1:04
DOT finalizes plans for Fairfield Ave. bridge replacement

DOT finalizes plans for Fairfield Ave. bridge replacement

0:23
Officials: Connecticut prison guard facing assault charges after allegedly hitting inmate

Officials: Connecticut prison guard facing assault charges after allegedly hitting inmate

2:32
Doctor: Critical shortage of primary care physicians in CT is a ‘public health emergency'

Doctor: Critical shortage of primary care physicians in CT is a ‘public health emergency'

0:42
Sen. Blumenthal urges Congress to pass HEAT Act

Sen. Blumenthal urges Congress to pass HEAT Act

0:38
The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

0:58
Bridgeport Pride Center celebrates grand opening

Bridgeport Pride Center celebrates grand opening

1:46
Fairfield celebrates International Make Music Day

Fairfield celebrates International Make Music Day

0:57
The Real Deal: Spending on gambling in Connecticut

The Real Deal: Spending on gambling in Connecticut

2:20
Bridgeport man says his AC was stolen from his window

Bridgeport man says his AC was stolen from his window

2:00
'You sweat just standing still.' Fans battle hot temps during 1st round of PGA Tour Travelers Championship in Cromwell

'You sweat just standing still.' Fans battle hot temps during 1st round of PGA Tour Travelers Championship in Cromwell

0:24
Stratford police mourn loss of officer Ken Kubel

Stratford police mourn loss of officer Ken Kubel

0:49
'The heat plays a really big part in what we do.'  Bridgeport FD conducts live burn training

'The heat plays a really big part in what we do.' Bridgeport FD conducts live burn training

2:03
‘Incredibly frustrating.’ New law will dramatically speed up wheelchair repairs

‘Incredibly frustrating.’ New law will dramatically speed up wheelchair repairs