According to guidelines from the US Department of Health and Human Services, adults should get at least 150-300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, 75-150 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Moderate-intensity activities include:
Biking slower than 10 miles per hour
Vigorous-intensity activities include:
Hiking uphill or with a heavy backpack
Heavy yard work
Cycling 10 miles per hour or faster
Children aged 3-5 years should be physically active throughout the day to enhance growth and development. Children aged 6-17 years should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day.
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