Health experts have issues new fitness guidelinesPosted on Aug 3rd 2007 8:34AM by Martha Edwards
The American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine have issued some new exercise guidelines and have clarified some of the old ones recently. Here's a quick summation of what they've mandated:
- Whereas the old guidelines recommended 30-minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week, they've clarified that we should be getting 30-minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days a week or 20-minutes of vigorous-intensity activity three times a week.
- This must be in addition to your day-to-day activities, so housework doesn't count. But it doesn't mean you need to fork out a bunch of money for a gym -- there are lots of ways to get in your daily activity.
- The new guidelines emphasize the important of weight-training too, particularly for seniors.