We all know we need to exercise to be healthy. Exercise has massively positive impacts on our health, from our molecules, to our muscles, to our mood.
The Mayo Clinic recommends that every adult get 60 to 76 minutes of moderately vigorous exercise every day. Moderate exercise includes activities such as a brisk walk, swimming, active yard work, and mowing the lawn. Vigorous exercise includes running and group exercise classes.
The Mayo Clinic article linked above lays out the following:
Even brief periods of activity confer health benefits. If you can't fit in one 30-minute walk during the day, try a few five-minute walks instead. Any activity is better than none.
What will you commit to? If you're inactive, can you commit to 30 minutes of moderate exercise 4 times a week? If you're somewhat active, can you bump it to 60 minutes four or five times a week? It doesn't have to be all at once.
Dr. Maybury encourages you to adopt a regular exercise routine. Please let us at MMG know what you're doing to increase your activity and fitness. We can help you track the positive health impacts of your increased exercise.
We all need to make regular physical activity part of our day everyday.