The New Science of Exercise

In Time magazine’s The New Science of Exercise (Sept 1/Sept. 19, 2016) by Mandy Oaklander, these are the numbers reported for our physical activity level (or I should say lack of physical activity):

  • only 20% of Americans get the recommended 150 minutes of strength and cardiovascular physical activity per week
  • more than half of all baby boomers report doing no exercise at all
  • 80.2 million Americans over age 6 are entirely inactive

In my blog last month, I suggested that September was the perfect month for developing health and wellness resolutions, including micro resolutions for moving more.  Remember if you have been sedentary and are starting a new more vigorous physical fitness routine, be sure and check with your doctor first.

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