What is moderate-intensity aerobic activity?

Most adults should accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. Physical activity that raises your heart rate enough to make you break a sweat yet still allows you to have a conversation is typically considered moderate-intensity aerobic activity. On a perceived rate of exertion scale of 1 to 10, moderate can be between a 3 and a 6 and an example includes brisk walking at about 3 to 4 miles per hour.

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