Just a little bit of exercise goes a long way.
According to the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, people of all ages can improve the quality of their lives and reduce the risks of developing coronary heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and type 2 diabetes with regular physical activity.
That’s why Mercy Health System would like to encourage you to care for yourself and your loved ones by reminding you of the importance of maintaining a consistent fitness routine and getting regular health screenings.
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults participate in two types of physical activity, aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activity, each week to improve health.
Specifically, the Guidelines suggest two hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (like brisk walking) every week and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week, focusing on working on all major muscle groups. According to…
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