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To maintain good health every person should accumulate 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the day, on 5 or more days of the week. If you have a chronic disease or are inactive, consult your doctor before you begin an exercise program.
Moderate physical activity can be almost any activity that makes you feel the way you do when you walk briskly for 30 minutes. These include:
Also, these activities can be done 10 minutes at a time over the course of the day, instead of 30 minutes at one time.
Even small increases in light to moderate activity will improve your health if you are not currently active. It is important to start slowly and check with your doctor before getting started. For people who are inactive or who have a chronic disease, try starting with 5 minutes a day and find something you like to do. Then gradually increase your activity level.
Above all, find something that you enjoy doing and stick with it!