The American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend 30 minutes per day—5 days a week—of physical activity for optimal heart health.
Chantis Mantilla, Exercise Physiologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says you don’t have to do the 30 minutes of exercise all in one shot. Ten minutes at a time, three times a day works too.
Walking, jogging, swimming, dancing and biking are generally the best kinds of physical activity. But always speak to your health provider before you begin any kind of exercise program.