How Much Exercise Do I Really Need?

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Why Do I Need to Exercise?

Let’s flip that on its head: Why wouldn’t you exercise? Physical activity offers a ton of benefits for both your physical and mental health. It can even be a benefit professionally.
In addition to helping you look and feel at your best, getting regular physical activity can also help lower your risk of many health conditions. That’s a definite win, right?!

Benefits of Exercise

  • Improved concentration
  • Increased productivity
  • Easier maintenance of a healthy weight
  • Reduced risk of chronic health issues
  • Improved mood
  • Improved mental health

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

We can’t give a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. How much exercise you should be getting will vary depending on your health and your individual goals for health and fitness.
But in general, most adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. That’s just more than 20 minutes per day. Kids and teens need at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. It’s important to make sure your entire family stays active to promote good overall health and wellness.

Ways to Get Moving

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Weight-lifting
  • Group classes such as Zumba
  • Swimming
  • Water aerobics

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