Physical activity is an integral part of our daily lives. It helps in the prevention of chronic disease, can assist in strengthening our bones and heart, and even has mental health benefits. Unfortunately, most people do not meet the recommended physical activity guidelines. According to the health.gov web site, for adults, these guidelines include:
The website also notes:
The good news is that meeting these guidelines can be done in a variety of ways and can be done in as small as 10 minute increments, which can make meeting these guidelines more attainable with busy, hectic schedules. Speak with your doctor or registered dietitian about how to best incorporate physical activity into your everyday lifestyle.