We’re big fans of exercising at the gym — but if you can’t make it to the gym, that shouldn’t stop you from getting your recommended weekly physical activity.
How much physical activity does the average adult need? Here’s what the CDC recommends as a minimum:
At least 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) 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).
They suggest that it’s OK to spread your activity out during the week, even breaking it up into smaller chunks during the day as long as you’re doing physical activity at a moderate or vigorous effort for at least 10 minutes at a time. Of course, more is even better.
If you can’t get to the gym or the weather is too inclement for exercising outdoors, don’t let that stop you. See the infographic below — and the accompanying article has more detail: Home is Where the Workout Is: Can’t Make the Gym Today? Try the Living Room!
Our TotalCare Wellness Fitness Coaches have more ideas and tips for putting together the right fitness regime to match your goals and your unique circumstances – if you are a Member, give us a call.