What if I could promise you that you could improve your quality of sleep, reduce anxiety and blood pressure, improve your brain health, reduce your risk of eight types of cancer, reduce your risk for fall-related injuries if your a little older, AND reduce your risk of excessive weight gain. AND improve your insulin sensitivity?
Wait… thats not all… you can also manage It can decrease pain for those with osteoarthritis, reduce disease progression for hypertension and type 2 diabetes, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve cognition for those with dementia, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, and Parkinson’s disease.
This is almost like winning the ‘life lottery’!!
What if I told you that all you have to do is MOVE for 150 minutes a week!! That is only 21.428 minutes a day!!! Lets just round it off to 22 minutes a day.
On November 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.
Apparently the United States has low levels of adherence to the previous guidelines which stated that only 10-minute bouts of physical activity counted toward meeting the guidelines!
Only 26 percent of men, 19 percent of women, and 20 percent of adolescents meet the recommendations. So because of America’s lack of physical activity there are health and economic consequences for the nation. Nearly $117 billion dollars in annual healthcare costs and 10 percent of all premature mortality attribute to ‘the failure to meet levels of aerobic physical activity in the recommended in the guidelines.’
The new recommendation states that Adults need 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic activity each week, with muscle strengthening activities on two days during the week to stay healthy. Youth ages 6 through 17 need 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day.
Take a pick – Walk. Run. Dance. Play.
Physical activity can make daily life better. So get more active — Why would’t you want to:
Boost your mood
Sharpen your focus
Reduce your stress
Improve your sleep