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Exercise recommendations for adults
The recommended physical activity applies to adults aged 18 to 65.
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Adults should be physically active on a regular basis. Above all, the change from "physically inactive" to "a little physically active" is an important first step.
To promote and maintain health, ⇒ Adults should do muscle strengthening exercises 2 or more days a week that take into account all major muscle groups.
⇒ Adults should do at least 150 to 300 minutes (i.e. 2 ½ to 5 hours) per week of endurance-oriented exercise with moderate intensity
⇒ 75 minutes to 150 minutes (i.e. 1 ¼ to 2 ½ hours) per week of endurance-oriented movement with higher intensity
⇒ perform a corresponding combination of endurance-oriented movement with medium and higher intensity.
Adults can gain additional health benefits from increasing the range of motion over 300 minutes per week. Movements with medium and higher intensity can be combined again.
Long periods of sitting should be avoided or repeatedly interrupted by movement.
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