Exercise and Movement

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the U.S. authority. The CDC states that healthy adults need to have at least 150 to 300 minutes per week (30 to 60 minutes 5 days a week) of moderate intensity physical activity. 

The UK 2020 directive  from the Chief Medical Officer is similar – 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week, in amounts of 10 minutes or more.

Physical activity for adults and older adults 

The health benefits of being physically active are:

Improves sleep

Maintains a healthy weight

Manages stress

Improves quality of life

It is also thought to reduce the likelihood of:

Type II diabetes



Cardiovascular diseases

Joint and back pain

Cancers (colon and breast)

Here are a few resources you may like to try:

Couch to 5K (running)