Finding time for exercise can be difficult. However, if you want to stay heart healthy, you should try to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. But don't worry, if you are unable to do a 30-minute session all at once, you can divide it into two 15-minute sessions or three 10-minute sessions.
The updated physical activity guidelines for Americans state any movement that gets your heart rate up, even just a little bit, is beneficial. The new message is you can dramatically improve your health just by moving — anytime, anywhere, and by any means that gets you active.
Talk to your doctor before starting any exercise routine, but It doesn’t take much to get moving. The hardest part is committing to a plan and sticking with it.
For more information on the updated physical activity guidelines for Americans, check out our guide “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.” Inside you’ll find more ways to ease yourself into an exercise routine and how hard you should be working out to see results.