Most health benefits take place with at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity.
Some physical activity is better than none.
The benefits of physical activity are greater than the chance of negative outcomes.
Physical activity can help with weight loss, especially when eating fewer calories.
Jumping rope uses almost every muscle in your body.
Every minute you walk adds 1.5 to 2 minutes to your life.
Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Improved cardiorespiratory fitness
Improved muscular fitness
Prevention of falls
Better cognitive function for older adults
Lower risk of:
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Certain types of cancers
How Much Physical Activity You Need
Amount of Physical Activity
Children 2 to 5 years old
90 minutes or more each day
Children 6 to 17 years old
60 minutes or more each day
Adults 18 years and older
2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week, or 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each week, and at least 2 days of muscle-strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms)