How Much Physical Activity Should You Be Involved in Based on Your Age

For Adolescents Age: According to the CDC children between the ages of three and five years old should participate in physical activity every day throughout the day! Active play involves physical activity like playing catching or partaking in outdoor activities.

Youth and Teenage: CDC recommends that youth ages six to seventeen years should participate in 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.

  • This includes a variety of enjoyable physical activities.

  • Participate in 60 minutes of physical activity for at least three days a week.

  • Physical activity should include vigorous activity like running or a sport such as soccer or basketball.

  • Activities that strengthen muscles and bones such as climbing, push-ups, jump rope, and gymnastics.

Adult ages: CDC recommends that ages 18 to 64 years should participate in at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity such as a brisk walk.

  • This activity should take place at least two days a week in activities that strengthen muscles.

Senior Citizen: CDC recommends that ages 65 years and older should also participate in 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity such as brisk walking.

  • Two days a week of activities that strengthen muscles and improve balance such as standing on one foot.

Adults w/ Chronic Condition and Disabilities: CDC Recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity at least two days a week.

  • For at least 2 days a week of muscle-strengthening activities that all include major muscle groups.

Pregnant and Post-Partum Women: At least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week such as brisk walking during pregnancy and post-partum.

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