The Ideal Amount of Physical Activity

What is the Ideal Amount of Physical Activity?

The recommended amount of exercise per week is 150 minutes of moderate-to-intense physical activity. This means 20 to 25 minutes of activity each day, however avoid 2 consecutive days without physical activity.

What kinds of activities count?

• Moderate-to-intense physical activities includes:
• Walking briskly
• Doing housework
• Dancing
• Swimming
• Bicycling
• Playing Sports
• Gym Work-outs

What should my physical activity goals include?

Physical activity and exercise goals vary from person to person. Your Care Team will work closely with you to set long-term and short-term goals.

For example, your long-term goal may be 10,000 steps a day. Your short-term goal could be increasing your step counts weekly, until you reach your goal of 10,000 steps a day.

Why is Physical Activity Important?

Physical activity has an important, beneficial effect on many factors, such as your blood glucose levels, body fat levels, sleep, and even mental health!

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