To be fit, you don't have to exercise intensely for a long time. Experts agree that physical activity does not necessarily have to be vigorous. They recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate, continuous physical activity daily, or on most days of the week.
Experts now recommend participating in 2 types of physical activity each week. This can help to ensure aerobic health and muscle strengthening. Muscle strengthening activities include lifting weights, using resistance bands, and practicing yoga or Pilates. Do these exercises twice a week. They should include the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, chest, arms, shoulders, and abdomen).
To help you meet your goals, here are links to walking maps from around the area. Include any minutes spent walking, whether it’s around the neighborhood, or taking a stroll with friends or family. Adding a quick walk every evening can really help those minutes add up!
History of the Move More Challenge:
The Move More Challenge was launched in 2014 to motivate Adena caregivers to live a more active lifestyle. The challenge allowed Adena caregivers to compete against each other for prizes. In May 2016, we kicked off our Third Annual Move More Challenge with many members of our community joining the action too!