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Adults should aim for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity 5 days per week or 20 minutes of vigorous activity 3 days per week.
People of all ages benefit from physical activity. It doesn’t matter how out-of-shape you feel or how long you have been inactive.
First, think about your physical activity goals. It may help to write them down.
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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Walk the dog – or just walk around your neighborhood.
  • Exercise while you are watching TV tonight.
  • Make an exercise plan for next week – and write it on your calendar.
  • Assess your physical activity with this online tool.
  • Park at the end of the parking lot instead of close to the store or office.
  • Buy a pedometer. Learn how to use it.

Learn how getting more active can help reduce your risk of heart disease; overweight and obesity; osteoporosis; and colorectal cancer.

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