New Physical Activity Guidelines

Fitness Tip from Roarke Sharlow
(A.F.A.A. Certified Personal Fitness Trainer)

The ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations for physical activity and health have changed!

The recent 2010 ACSM guidelines update recommends 30 – 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity 5 times per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity 3 times per week.

Roarke’s note: For any cardio physical activity, warm-up for at least 10 minutes before you start your workout and follow the cardio physical activity with a 5 minute cool-down. Stretches for the entire lower body muscle groups at the end of the workout will minimize muscle soreness and improve flexibility.

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