The American Heart Association recommends that adults aged 18 years and older get 150 minutes of exercise each week. The AHA recommends that children aged 6-17 years get 60 minutes of exercise per day.
Whether you like to walk, bike, run, swim, jump rope, or even mountain climb, the important part is that you get the level of your heart rate up!
Moderate-intensity activities such as walking or biking should get your heart rate up, have you breathing heavier, but still allow you to talk. Vigorous-intensity activities such as running and swimming laps will require more effort. Your body will sweat and you will have difficulty talking without running out of breath.
Need some inspiration for adding more exercise to your daily life? We cover some great Home Workout Ideas in this recent blog.