On Fitness: How much is enough?

9781585426812-lRecommendations for healthy adults under the age of 65, according to the American College of Sports Medicine and American Heart Association:

Cardio: moderate intensity for thirty minutes a day, five days a week OR vigorous intensity for twenty minutes a day, three times a week. 

Strength Training: 8-10 exercises, 8-12 repetitions each, twice a week

Flexibility: Stretch regularly.

This pearl of wisdom came from the book The Only 127 Things You Need by Donna Wilkinson.

Could you do this? I think you can! To see how I did this week….

These were revised recently to emphasize that exercise does not have to be grueling to be beneficial to your health!

This week I did : 1 hour of moderate cardio, 1 hour of intense cardio, and 30 minutes of moderate stretching (pilates). My new workout partner is helping so much for motivation and accountability!  The one hour of intense cardio included some strength too! I think reviewing these will help me to focus more on strength and shorter workouts more often.


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