Moderate-Vigorous Exercise Boosts Fitness 3 Times More Than Walking

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A new study indicates that though walking is a good way to improve your health, performing moderate-vigorous exercise can give your fitness level an even bigger boost in less time. Oscar Wong/Getty Images
  • A new study finds that “moderate-vigorous” exercise can improve your fitness three times as much as walking.
  • Moderate-vigorous exercise is activity that leaves you able to hold a conversation but sometimes having to catch your breath.
  • It is recommended that you aim for 150-300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity or 75-150 minutes of vigorous activity.
  • If you are new to exercising, experts suggest