According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 60% of Americans get the recommended amount of physical fitness each day!
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are designed so people can easily fit physical activity into their daily plan and incorporate activities they enjoy.
These guidelines recommend that you pick activities you like.
- Do at least two and a half hours of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity over the week, which is about half an hour each day. (Examples are walking briskly, water aerobics, ballroom dancing, and general gardening).
- The more you do beyond this, the higher the benefits; so an hour a day would provide more extensive health benefits.