How Much Activity Do Adults Need?

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Are you getting enough? The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends a weekly cardiovascular & strengthening plan for healthy adults:

  • 150-300 minutes of moderate (or 75-150 minutes of vigorous) intensity cardiovascular exercise
  • 2+ days of full body strength training.

Report: How Much Activity Do Adults Need?

Video: Moderate vs. Vigorous Intensity Activities

Additionally, the American College of Sports Medicine says regular flexibility exercises are “crucial to maintaining joint range of movement.” ACSM recommends stretching each of the major muscle groups at least two times a week for 60 seconds per exercise.

You could get all the stretching and strength training you need in two or more hatha or flow yoga classes a week. Add that to your favorite cardiovascular activities and you’ve got a balanced program.

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