How much exercise do I need?
Moderate aerobic exercise for 150 minutes / week (or) Vigorous exercise for 75 minutes / week*
You may start with 10-minutes / day, then slowly increase the time you exercise You can combine moderate and vigorous exercise.
Muscle strengthening and flexibility exercise
At least 2 days a week for 15 minutes each time.**
Include all major muscles of your body: neck, shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen, back, hips, knees, thighs and legs.
If you have heart disease, breathing problems, restriction or severe pain with movement, you should see a doctor before starting to exercise.
While exercising, if you develop chest pain, severe shortness of breath, dizziness or severe pain, STOP EXERCISE immediately and see a doctor immediately.
*American Heart Association, ** American College of Exercise