Take Steps in the Right Direction

Live Well Principle #4: Take Steps in the Right Direction

  • take-steps-in-the-right-direction.jpgPhysical activity is any form of exercise or movement of the body that uses energy.

  • Some of your daily life activities are considered a form of physical activity such as doing active chores around the house, yard work, walking the dog, etc.

    • The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) recommend:

    •  60 minutes of physical aerobic activity daily for children ages 6-17 (there are no specifications for those five and under).

    •  30 minutes daily for adults ages 18-64.

    • Adults should get at least two and a half hours (150 minutes) each week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity.

      • Examples of Physical Activity or Exercise are:

      • Low-Intensity Exercise:  such as walking at a slow-moderate pace, Tai-chi, beginner’s yoga, light/recreational swimming, vacuuming, mopping, sweeping, dusting, light gardening, etc.

      • Moderate-Intensity Exercise: such as jogging, water aerobics, bike riding at a moderate speed, dancing, playing tennis, recreational swimming, weight lifting/training,  etc.

      • High-Intensity Exercise: such as running, spinning classes, Zumba, high-intensity step or dance aerobics, shoveling snow, trail hiking, mountain climbing, boxing, etc.

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Live Well Principle #1: It Starts with Your Cart

Live Well Principle #2: Get Back to the Table

Live Well Principle #3: Aim for Five

Live Well Principle #4: Take Steps in the Right Direction