The Basics: Overview
Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health! Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity each week.
If you haven't been active before, start at a comfortable level. Once you get the hang of it, add a little more activity each time. Then try getting active more often.
What kinds of activity should I do?
To get all the health benefits of physical activity, do a combination of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.
- Aerobic (“air-OH-bik”) activities make you breathe harder and cause your heart to beat faster. Walking fast is an example of aerobic activity.
- Muscle-strengthening activities make your muscles stronger. Muscle-strengthening activities include lifting weights, using resistance bands, and doing push-ups
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