Physical Activity for Everyone

How much physical activity do you need?

Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.

Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are more flexible than ever, giving you the freedom to reach your physical activity goals through different types and amounts of activities each week. It's easier than you think!

Physical Activity Guidelines


Physical Activity Guidelines for Children
6 to 17 years of age


Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults
18 to 64 years of age

Older Adults
Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults

65 years of age or older

If you are a healthy pregnant or postpartum woman, physical activity is good for your overall health. See our section on Healthy Pregnant or Postpartum Women.

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