Although fitness is a big focus in America many people are not sure what suffices as "enough" exercise. Since people view the quality and quantity of exerise differently it's important to know the guidelines. This does not mean you can't adjust the guidelines to suit your needs; however, it is the information needed to help set realistic goals.
"How much should I exercise?"
I'm asked all the time, "How much should I exercise?" Instead of reinventing the wheel with a clever article I went straight to the American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM] for the answer.
"The ACSM Issues New Recommendations on Quantity and Quality of Exercise" was published in the "July 2011 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the official journal of ACSM."
ACSm Issues New Recommendations - Copied from ACSM
The basic recommendations – categorized by cardiorespiratory exercise, resistance exercise, flexibility exercise and neuromotor exercise – are as follows:
Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
Lisa M. White
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