Did you know that 1 in 10 deaths in the United States is related to physical inactivity? In recent years, there has been a huge push to increase our activity levels. Unfortunately 79% of adults are still not meeting these recommendations. Below are the American Heart Association Activity Recommendations, which will help maintain your health and wellness, and reduce your risks for many diseases, including heart attack and stroke.
For Overall Cardiovascular Health:
-At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity
at least 5 days per week for a total of 150
-At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3
days per week for a total of 75 minutes; or a combination
of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity
-Moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity
at least 2 days per week for additional health benefits.
For Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
-An average 40 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity
aerobic activity 3 or 4 times per week
These numbers are great, but how do you know what moderate verses vigorous, verses high-intensity means? See the link below for more help.