Even if you’re eating an extra cookie or two this holiday season, you can still get in the recommended amount of aerobic activity and muscle strengthening exercises each week.
There are lots of ways to get the physical activity you need! You'll be surprised by the variety of activities you have to choose from. To meet CDC’s physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity, basically anything counts, as long as it's done at a moderate—or vigorous—intensity. To meet the requirements, you’ll need to get 150 minutes of aerobic activity each week and practice strength training exercises at least 2 days a week. Below is a sample schedule to get started.
And keep in mind…
Adding physical activity to your holiday season will not only help offset any heavy meals and sweet treats you may eat. It will also help you feel more energetic, lower your stress level, and start a healthy habit that can continue into the new year.
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