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How to Exercise Properly

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that we exercise regularly to achieve health in 4 distinct areas:

  1. Heart health
  2. Strength
  3. Flexibility
  4. Neuromotor (balance, agility, and coordination)

Here is how to achieve these goals:

1.  Heart health

  • Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week, or
  • Vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise for at least 20 minutes per day,  3 days per week.

2.  Strength and neuromotor

  • Resistance training for each of the major muscle groups, and neuromotor exercises involving balance, agility, and coordination 2-3 days per week.

3.  Flexibility

  • Stretching the major muscle-tendon groups for 60 seconds each, 2 days per week.

Learn more at:  American College of Sports Medicine

Carl Lowe, Jr., MD

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