There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Schedule 30 of them for physical activity!
Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can also delay or even prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.
Most adults (18-64 years of age) need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days per week. While children (age 6-17 years of age) need at least 60 minutes (one hour) every day! Seniors (age 64+) and in good overall health, also need to devote at least 30 minutes per day for regular exercise.
The key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated. You may want to walk with a friend, join a class or plan a group bike ride. If you’ve been inactive for awhile, use a sensible approach and start out slowly.
References: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention