Centers for Disease Control recommendations
In December of 2008, the Centers for Disease Control published new recommedations for physical activity. These guidelines outline how much and what kinds of activity your body needs to reep the most health benefit. Use these recommedations to help you set weekly goals, focusing on two types of activity - aerobic and muscle strengthening.
Healthy adults should aim for
10 minutes at a time is fine
We know 150 minutes each week sounds like a lot of time, but you don't have to do it all at once. Not only is it best to spread your activity out during the week, but you can break it up into smaller chunks of time during the day. As long as you're doing your activity at a moderate or vigorous effort for at least 10 minutes at a time.
To review the guidelines online and see what counts for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, go to the CDC physical activity Web site.
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