Section Title

Get Started

If you want to move more but don't quite know where to start, try walking!

Walking doesn’t require any equipment or a gym membership, and you can do it anywhere. As with any exercise that is new to you, start slow to help your body get used to the new routine.


Sample Walking Routes in Sioux Falls


Activity Guidelines
As a general recommendation, we should try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day. Recommendations can vary, so be sure to talk with your healthcare provider before starting a new exercise routine.

Key Guidelines for Children and Adolescents

It is important to encourage young people to participate in physical activities that are appropriate for their age, that are enjoyable, and that offer variety.

[back to top]

Key Guidelines for Adults

All adults should avoid inactivity. Some physical activity is better than none, and adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits.

[back to top]

Key Guidelines for Older Adults

The Key Guidelines for Adults also apply to older adults. In addition, the following Guidelines are just for older adults:

[back to top]

Are you ready to start moving well? Take the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) to find out! Be sure to always check with your doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough for any amount of physical activity. PAR-Q is not meant to take place of a medical professional and Live Well Sioux Falls encourages you to check with your medical professional prior to any physical activity.