Achieving your Goals

Bit by Bit

Adults should get 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Sadly, less than 20 percent meet those guidelines. But this is a doable goal. Even short bouts of brisk movement can add up to good results.

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. Use 30 of them for physical activity. And it can be in as little as 10-minute groupings. Think about your day and look for ways to be more active.


Try moving while watching T.V., walking with a group on Saturday morning, parking the car further away, and taking fitness breaks or doing desk exercises at work.


Take a wise approach by starting slowly. Choose activities you enjoy, then slowly add to the length of time and speed.


A half-hour each day can make a big change in your health. Make each minute count with routine physical activity.


Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services