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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY - LET'S GET FIT

Benefits of Physical Activity

There are many benefits of physical activity. Including

  •    Weight reduction and weight control

  •    Reducing your risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and some cancers

  •    Strengthening your bones and muscles

  •    Improving your mental health and mood

  •    Improving your ability to do daily activities

How much of physical activity is recommended?


For Adults

2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (brisk walking, etc) every week

and

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).


(OR)

1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week

and

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

For more information, visit Details on Physical Activity