Healthy Habits – Start Today #JoinTheEpic

By September 16, 2019 Epic Extras

If you have been thinking about improving your health and well-being, start today by joining The Epic! According to the American Heart Association, only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health. That statistic may be shocking, but adding just 150 mins of moderate-intensity exercise to your routine per week can drastically improve your long-term health.

The recommendations listed below are from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:

Recommendations for Adults

  • Get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week.
  • Add moderate to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity (such as resistance or weights) on at least 2 days per week.
  • Spend less time sitting. Even light-intensity activity can offset some of the risks of being sedentary.
  • Gain even more benefits by being active at least 300 minutes (5 hours) per week.
  • Increase amount and intensity gradually over time.

Recommendations for Kids

  • Children 3-5 years old should be physically active and have plenty of opportunities to move throughout the day.
  • Kids 6-17 years old should get at least 60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity, mostly aerobic.
  • Include vigorous-intensity activity on at least 3 days per week.
  • Include muscle- and bone-strengthening (weight-bearing) activities on at least 3 days per week.
  • Increase amount and intensity gradually over time.

Sources: American Heart Association & U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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Ellen Bagley

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