3 Ready-to-Go Weekly Physical Activity Schedules

There are a lot of ways to get the physical activity you need! 

Don’t worry if you’re thinking, “How can I get the recommended amount of physical activity each week?” You’ll be surprised by the variety of activities you have to choose from.  

To meet the recommendations for aerobic activity, basically any aerobic activity counts, as long as it’s done at a moderate- or vigorous-intensity. Any amount of physical activity has some health benefits. 

Stick with it 

To make sure you’ll stick with it, pick physical activities that you enjoy and match your abilities. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some examples of weekly physical activity schedules that meet recommended levels of physical activity. 

Talk to your doctor 

Physical activity that requires moderate effort is safe for most people. If you have a chronic health condition, be sure to talk with your doctor or your Care Team about the types and amounts of physical activity that are right for you.  

Examples of chronic conditions are heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Also, if you have been inactive, have a disability, or are overweight, discuss vigorous-intensity physical activity with your doctor before beginning. 

Track your activity 

Tracking your activity can help keep you accountable or on track. You can use this My Physical Activity Diary tracker from the CDC to help you out. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention