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Twenty-four-year-old Chanelle John, center, last spring founded what she says is Boston's first yoga class for people of color. Here, she leads exercises in the South End. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Twenty-four-year-old Chanelle John, center, last spring founded what she says is Boston's first yoga class for people of color. Here, she leads exercises in the South End. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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"Food, We Need To Talk" is a bit of a misnomer, of course. Though the podcast is mostly about food, our eating and how we feel about it is inextricably interwoven with other processes: navigating the world, feeling, thinking — and our favorite, moving. Exercise, that is.

So we welcomed all of the questions that listeners sent in about exercise. They include:

When I go to the gym, I believe I over-complicate things. When I go online, it gets even more complicated. What would you recommend for a simple gym routine just to stay healthy?”

And this from Instagrammers:
When does time spent on exercise become too much?

How can I try to fit exercise into my busy schedule? Is it okay to work out twice a week (on weekends) for longer periods of time? Would that be equivalent to working out two or four days a week?

And how does yoga or pilates fit into "resistance training"?

Listen for the answers, and if you get the feeling Eddie and Juna get particularly jazzed when they talk about exercise, you may just be right.

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Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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