Q3. How Much Physical Activity You Need

A.  If you are a healthy adult (ages 18 – 64), U.S. guidelines advise that you do these activities on a regular basis:

Adults need at least:

Walking  2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic  activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week

and

Weight  muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

OR

Running 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week

and

Weight  muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

Or

Walking Running An equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity

and

Weight   muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

Note: If you have a health problem like heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, ask your doctor about the types and amounts of physical activity that are right for you.

Recent studies suggest that sitting down for long periods of time may lead to health problems, like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. This was found even among people who are active at other times of the day.


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