Wednesday, May 9

"Exercise Lite" *

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the following as a means of physical activity:

  • "Accumulate 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity over the course of most days of the week"
  • Incorporating more activity into your daily routine can improve your health status
  • Daily activities may include:
    • walking stairs (instead of taking the elevator)
    • gardening
    • raking leaves
    • dancing
    • mall walking while shopping
    • carrying a grocery basket rather than pushing a cart (when applicable)
    • parking in the farthest parking spot and walking to the office or store
    • carrying or pushing a golf bag instead of taking a cart while golfing
  • Alternately, 30 minutes of activity may come from planned exercise or recreation*

No comments: