What are the recommendations for exercising?


Adults ages 18-64

  • During a week, aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity.

  • Perform Aerobic exercises in bouts in ten minute durations.

  • Two or more days of the week should include muscle-strengthening activities such as weight training to help promote muscle development and a stronger body.

Benefits of exercise

  • Physical activity reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke, and high blood pressure.

  • Those who are physically active are more likely to have a healthier body mass and composition.

  • Now that we know what counts as exercise and its benefits --Get out there and break a sweat!


  • Start a fitness log

  • Download a fitness app

  • Wear a tracking device

  • Count your steps, miles, repetitions, laps, and sets.

  • Download your favorite soundtrack or listen to books on tape.

  • Join in with friends and motivate each other.