Exercise: How much do I need every day?

Keeping ourselves active regularly is essential for our physical and mental health and wellbeing.

To help Australians understand how much activity they need, the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care have developed physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines for each age group and for pregnancy. This is detailed in the table below:


These are general guidelines based on a rigorous review of scientific evidence from around the world. They serve to create a goal for individuals to strive towards. However, it is important to take into consideration that everyone will be starting with different conditions, concerns and physical activity levels. Hence, we will need to take into consideration all these other factors and work towards these goals. 

To explore more about how to reach your physical activity guidelines, book in with our exercise physiologists at UniquePhysio.

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