The American Heart Association and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) recommend 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week for cardiovascular fitness This breaks down to 30 minutes/day 5 days/week. Or for higher intensity, short bouts of exercise (vigorous) or 15 minutes/day 5 days week or 25 minutes 3 days/week.
Studies continue to show that breaking up this time into 10 Minute Increments throughout the day is not only as beneficial but may be more beneficial as it keeps us moving (which is key to heart health and overall fitness) throughout the day!
So, take the pressure off of making time for 30 minutes at one time of exercise and TAKE 10 throughout the day - 10 in the morning, 10 in the afternoon (brisk walk at lunch) and 10 in the evening. We all have 1,440 minutes in each day, take 10 and make it fun for heart health, longevity, more energy, improved mood, confidence and overall fitness!