Building up your activity takes time, and that’s okay! Starting with brief amounts of exercise, even just 5-10 minutes at a time, is still beneficial to your health.
Once you can manage a few minutes of exercise a couple of times throughout the day, you will start enjoying even more benefits.
Below are some guidelines to help you on your journey to a healthier you.
- Experts recommend about 20 minutes of moderate exercise every day (150 minutes per week) to maintain good health. The more minutes you can manage, the better.
- Moderate exercise includes activities like walking, bicycling, swimming, push-mowing the lawn, and golfing (if you walk the course).
- Shorts bursts of exercise such as climbing the stairs or taking 5-minute walks throughout the day counts towards your exercise minutes as well.
TIP: Every minute of exercise counts! Even just 20 minutes of physical activity each day is beneficial to your health.