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Getting Started with Physical Activity

Exercises

Physical activity is good for your health and mind!

Plus, it is a great way to spend time together with family and friends.

You do not need a gym membership or pricy equipment to be active. You can be active right at home! Remember, every little bit counts. If you are new to starting out with physical activity, start small and make sure to follow our safety tips.

How Much Activity is Right for Me?

  • Adults (18-64 years old): Aim for 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) each week of moderate activity, such as walking, bike riding, light yard work and chores, or dancing.
  • Children (6-17 years old): Kids should aim for 60 or more minutes each day of physical activity. Make sure it's fun for them!
  • Young Children (2-5 years old): Young children do not have a recommended activity level for them. If you have children this age, have them play actively at least a few times each day.

For more information about Physical Activity, visit Choosemyplate.gov.

If activity is new to you, make sure to read our Safety Tips section!

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