How much physical activity do u need?

Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases. Regular physical activity can not only improve your quality of life but can fetch health benefits which are immense especially on a long term. “But, how much physical activity/ exercise is essential for a healthy living?” Isn’t this a question that all of us have thought-off at some point of time? If you are still confused about it, then this article will help you. Adults (18-65 year-old): 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five days per week or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity three days per week. 8-10 muscular strengthening exercises (8-12 repetitions) at least two days per week.  Aerobic activity should be performed in bouts of at least 10 minutes duration. Older adults (65+ year-old): The same recommendations as described for adults (outlined above) but considering the intensity and type of physical activity appropriate for older people. Exercises to maintain flexibility. Balance exercises Children (5-17  year-old) For children and young people, physical activity includes play, games, sports, transportation, chores, recreation, physical education, or planned exercise, in the context of family, school, and community activities. The recommendations to improve cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, and cardiovascular and metabolic health biomarkers are: Children and young people aged 5–17 years old should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. Physical activity of amounts greater than 60 minutes daily will provide additional health benefits. Most of the daily physical activity should be aerobic. Vigorous-intensity activities should be incorporated, including those that strengthen muscles and bones, at least 3 times...