What is the recommended amount of physical activity a person should do each week?

The amount of physical activity someone needs to be healthy can be different for every person.

Before starting or changing your exercise routine, talk with your doctor and review what the healthiest choices might be for you.

The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC) recommends workout guidelines for people who are of good health and are looking to maintain their weight.

Starting out slowly, the CDC recommends working up to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity each week. You can split up these workouts, as needed, as long as you end up with a total of these times every week.

Talk to your doctor for more information about the recommended amount of physical activity for you.

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