Movement / Exercise

You need to engage in two types of physical activity each week to improve your health: aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Brisk walking, swimming, pulling weeds in the garden, dancing, cleaning the house, lifting hand-held weights, working with resistance bands, and other moderate activities provide plenty of health benefits. But you've got to get moving.

Adults need a combination of the following:

  • 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking every week muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity such as jogging or running every week muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups

  • An equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.

 

*If you have health problems or you haven't been physically active, always consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program.*

 

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