Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Myth #6: You need to exercise 30 minutes at a time for the full benefit.


• Physical activity does not need to be vigorous. Moderate-intensity activity can produce health benefits.

• Adults should engage in physical activities for at least 30 minutes on 5 or more days of the week.

• Research has shown that the activity does not need to be done all at one time.

• The recommended 30 minutes can be split into 2 - 15 minute intervals or even 3 - 10 minute intervals and will provide the same benefits.

• Regular physical activity can be fun - join a sport, go dancing, take a brisk walk with a friend.

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