Workouts and Ways to get Active
Physical activity, exercise, and working out provide a tremendous number of benefits for one’s overall health. Research has proven regular physical activity has many immediate benefits to include: improved brain health, such as cognition and judgement skills, reduces your risk of depression and anxiety, help you sleep better, helps relieve stress and anxiety, and other such benefits, which can be found here. Additionally, there are several long-term benefits to include reducing the risk of specific diseases to include the two leading causes of death in the US (heart disease and stroke), type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Furthermore, physical activity helps with weight management, strengthening your bones and muscles, improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, and increases your chances of living longer. There are several benefits for people with chronic health conditions and disabilities, which can be viewed by clicking the interactive links. Lastly, there are several other benefits and specifics to help you get on your way to physical activity that is right for you within the CDC’s physical activity section.
In order to stay healthy the CDC recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week or 30 minutes of activity 5 days each week and 2 days a week of activities that strengthen muscles. Adults need/should address two types of physical activity each week to improve/maintain their health:
- Aerobic Activity or Cardiovascular Endurance “Cardio”
- Muscle Strengthening
Want to know what counts for aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activities?
- Simply click the CDC link here, then:
- Scroll down to the For Even Greater Health Benefits section
- Select – Aerobic activity or Muscle-strengthening activities – what counts?
Seeking out recommended levels for health benefits for any age?
- Simply click the CDC link here