Exercise and regular physical activity may be some of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age.
Always be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any activity plan or increasing your activity.
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Even moderate activity can provide health benefits
Once your doctor gives you the go-ahead, you can start with a program your body can tolerate and slowly build up from there. This is especially important if you haven’t been active for a long time.
With your doctor’s advice, your goal could be to build up to at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most or all days of the week. You can choose to do your whole 30 minutes at once—or break up your sessions into three 10-minute chunks, as long as they total 30 minutes by the end of the day. If you’re already doing 30 to 45 minutes of physical activity most days, you might consider trying to do a little more.