Welcome to the CityMatCH 2017 Move Challenge!
Let's start the year with physical activity! A good starting point is the science, so we can use the recommendations of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion https://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/adults.aspx
The recommendations are:
Do Aerobic Activity
For substantial health benefits, do one of the following:
- 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) each week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (such as brisk walking or tennis)
- 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) each week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity (such as jogging or swimming laps)
- An equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity
Do aerobic physical activity in episodes of at least 10 minutes and, if possible, spread it out through the week.
Doing more will lead to even greater health benefits.
Do muscle-strengthening activities (such as lifting weights or using resistance bands) that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week.
Some physical activity is better than none — and any amount has health benefits.
Adults who are physically active are healthier and less likely to develop many chronic diseases than adults who aren’t active — regardless of their gender or ethnicity.