A reminder from your own personal trainer
By Beckie DiMauro
Fitness is synonymous with our health and physical condition. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control, regular physical activity, even in small amounts can help prevent, treat, and sometimes even alleviate some of the most common chronic conditions we encounter, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and some cancers.
One of the biggest obstacles I see with my clients is they don’t know where to start. So let’s explore – the global recommendations on physical activity for adults 18-64 (with a doctor’s consent) is 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise or 30 minutes, five days a week. Walking, dancing, hiking and swimming are some examples of moderate-intensity physical activity. The good news is you can accumulate your 150 minutes in 10 minute bouts spread throughout the week!
Ultimately, muscle-strengthening exercises should also be done involving major muscle groups on two or more days a week. Some examples of major muscle group exercises that you can do at home are push-ups, sit-ups and squats. These are just a few of an endless variety of muscle-strengthening exercises you can do. Remember, even if more activity is better, a little activity beats none at all!
The world around us is ever changing and we have so little control over much of it, so let’s take control of our health, move a little more and take pride in ourselves…I know you’ll like it!
Beckie DiMauro is a Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine, a Certified Weight Loss Specialist, and is your local trainer. Contact her at email@example.com or at 720-436-1816 to get a customized plan for your needs.