New Physical Activity Guidelines

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention has released its
updated “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.” Only
26% of men, 19% of women, and 20% of adolescents meet these recommendations. For adults, that’s 150 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity and two days of muscle-strengthening activity. Will you have a New Year’s resolution focused on wellness? If so, use a coach, gym resource, motivational videos, or even your EAP to keep yourself on track if motivation slips. Fact: Half of all American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases, and 10% of all premature mortality is associated with failure to meet recommended levels of aerobic physical activity.

Source: Chief Frank Reyna EPFD – Frontline Supervisor Well Connect Information in FrontLine Employee is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the counsel or advice of qualified health or legal professional. For further help, questions, or referral to community resources for specific problems or personal concerns, contact a qualified professional. Add “http://” to source links to follow. Link titles are always case sensitive.

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