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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom - Back to School...Back Into Shape!

During the summer months, our exercise regimens often get sidetracked due to vacations, kid’s activities, or if you’re lucky some pool-side lounging.  As the summer starts to wind down and the kids return to school, now is the time to get back into shape!

The following are National Physical Activity Guidelines to help guide you back on track:

·      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.

·      For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both.  Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week.

·      For additional and more extensive health benefits, adults should increase their aerobic physical activity to 300 minutes (5 hours) a week of moderate-intensity, or 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both.  Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond this amount.  This also includes those wanting to lose weight and are unable to using the above guidelines.

·      Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these activities provide additional health benefits.

Don’t be overwhelmed by these guidelines.  Start at the top and work your way down as tolerated.  If you are beginning a new program or it’s been years since you’ve exercised, remember to start slow and consult your physician before starting (especially important for those with chronic health conditions).

Here is a link to our Back to School workout!  

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