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If you have a chronic medical condition please consult a physician before starting any exercise program.
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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Cardiovascular Health Program
Division of Chronic Disease and
Injury Prevention
695 S. Vermont Ave., 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 351-7887
Fax: (213) 637-4879
pacvh@ph.lacounty.gov

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Physical Activity Recommendations
Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day

  • Aerobic Activity:
    Aerobic activity should make up most of your child's 60 or more minutes of physical activity each day. This can include either moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or vigorous-intensity activity, such as running. Be sure to include vigorous-intensity aerobic activity on at least 3 days per week.


  • Muscle Strengthening:
    Include muscle strengthening activities, such as gymnastics or push-ups, at least 3 days per week as part of your child's 60 or more minutes.


  • Bone Strengthening:
    Include bone strengthening activities, such as jumping rope or running, at least 3 days per week as part of your child's 60 or more minutes.


  • Source: CDC Physical Activity Website
    Weekly, adults need at least:

  • 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity
  • (i.e., brisk walking)

    AND

  • muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
  • OR

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity
  • (i.e., jogging or running)

    AND

  • muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).


  • Source: CDC Physical Activity Website
    Weekly, older adults need at least:

  • 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity
  • (i.e., brisk walking)

    AND

  • muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
  • OR

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity
  • (i.e., jogging or running)

    AND

  • muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).


  • Source: CDC Physical Activity Website
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