Physical Activity

Being physically active is just as important as eating a balanced diet. The recommended daily physical activity is about 30 minutes or more most days of the week. When you have a longer and more vigorous workout it can provide great health benefits for years to come. Staying physically active will help keep your cholesterol levels down, lower blood pressure and help when trying losing weight.

Aerobic: running, biking, swimming, hiking, etc. is a good idea for building a good immune and cardiovascular system.

Anaerobic: weight lifting, sprinting, push-ups/sit-ups, etc. is a good idea when you want to put on some extra muscles and build strength.

Activity Level: low: 10-30 minutes; medium: 40-60 minutes; high: greater thanĀ 60 minutes

You burn more calories in a higher intensity workout when your heart rate (HR) is above 75%.

How to figure out your heart rate