Skip to content

How Much Exercise Is Recommended For Healthy Adults?

How much should a healthy person exercise? The key is to do enough and to do it often enough. For health, doctors should “prescribe” at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise or 15 minutes of intense exercise a day. To see how your exercise stacks up, use the CME point system (see below), aiming to get at least 150 CME points a day.

Is 30 minutes of exercise a day enough? Experts recommend 30 minutes a day for maintenance. Most health officials recommend 30 minutes a day for five days a week, or a total of 150 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity a week, to maintain a healthy lifestyle.