Adults should get 2 1/2 hours of aerobic activity every…

A: Week

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that American adults should get a minimum of two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week.

Exercise should be maintained for periods of at least 10 minutes at a time, as intervals shorter than ten minutes do not provide the same benefits. In addition to the minimum of two-and-a-half hours of aerobic activity, American adults are encouraged to also do strengthening activities (such as push-ups and sit-ups, lifting weights, or using resistance bands) at least two days a week.

Activities like jumping rope, running, playing basketball or tennis can be both aerobic and strengthening activities. Exercise doesn’t have to be dreadful. It’s okay to have fun!