Time

Time refers to how long your exercise session should last.

As mentioned in the frequency page of the website, physical activity accumulated each day should total between 30-60 or more minutes (based on your age.)

If you are a child, aim for 60 minutes per day. If you are an adult or older adult, aim for at least 30-minutes of moderate intensity activity per day (for at least 5 or more days.)

10 minute sessions?
The time you engage in physical activity does not have to be 30 or 60 minutes in a row. In fact, as long as you are able to maintain moderate intensity activity for at least 10 minutes at a time that would be fine. So, in other words, if you are working towards acheiving the 30 mintues per day goal you could break it up as follows and still experience the benefits:
  • 10 minutes in the morning
  • 10 minutes at noon time
  • 10 minutes in the evening
30 minutes would be achieved for your day following the above breakdown and it may seem less intimidating to achieve this goal by breaking your time up as shown above!

*Every occupation requires a mix of light, moderate, or vigorous activities. Think about how you spend your day. The minutes that you engage in activity that raises your heart rate and break a sweat would count toward your move and improve daily minutes.