Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people around the U.S. and World have been asked to self-isolate and limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people. With schools, offices, restaurants, and gyms closed, people are spending most of their time at home and it’s important to reiterate the importance of physical activity and exercise.
Regular physical activity is essential to health and wellbeing and the benefits don’t stop because we’re all home practicing social distancing. It is important that we are all still getting the recommended amounts of activity to maintain health.
- For adults that’s at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75
minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread
throughout the week. Add moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity (such as
resistance or weights) on at least 2 days per week.
- For children, that’s at least 60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical
activity, mostly aerobic.
The Physical Activity Alliance has compiled this list (still growing) of free resources that make it
possible for people of all ages to be active at home.