How much activity do I need?
As an adult, the amount of activity you need depends on what you want to get out of it.
To take care of your health and lower your risk of getting sick, you need either:
To get even better results, you need either:
To lose weight, it's important to combine a healthy diet with at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
In addition to being active, include muscle-strengthening activities 2 times a week.
Sound like a lot? The good news is that you can spread that activity out during the week so you don't have to do it all at once. You can even break it into smaller, 10-minute chunks of time.
Try the "talk test."
The talk test is simple. A person who is doing moderate activity should be able to talk, but shouldn't be able to sing. These usually include activities like biking or walking.
If a person is too out of breath to carry on a conversation, the activity is vigorous. Vigorous activities include running, jogging, or playing a sport like basketball or tennis.
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.