Most do not meet the exercise guidelines
New Delhi. Only an estimated 35% of Delhi urban people meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines, said Dr KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India as per a foundation survey.
According to the 2008 guidelines, the minimum recommended aerobic physical activity required to produce substantial health benefits in adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous physical activity. In addition, muscle-strengthening exercises are recommended at least twice a week.
The 2010 guidelines call for adults to do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity five days per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous activity three days a week.