- 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 moderate- and vigorous intensity aerobic activity
- 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 moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity. Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond this amount
- 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
Bottom line; try to get in 30 minutes per day of activity plus some extra strength training at least 2x per week. A good way to fit all this into the day is to organize exercise classes at work. Wellness Corporate Solutions has a database of over 1000 fitness professionals around the country ready to bring movement to your workplace. Contact us at: 877-469-5411 or http://email@example.com for a menu of classes.