What is Physical Fitness?

Almost any kind of physical activity or exercise promotes good health.

It is important to understand the difference between physical activity and exercise. Physical activity means things like walking out to your car and walking around the grocery store. Exercise means you have planned, structured, and repetitive movements intended to improve or maintain physical fitness.

It’s important to have guidelines for just how much physical activity you need and how much exercise you need to maintain or achieve your healthy goals. Healthy adults should perform 150 minutes a day of moderate intensity movements. Healthy adults should also perform 90 minutes a day of exercise in combination with the 150 minutes of physical activity.

Here are some examples of simple workouts you can do at home:

Workout 1

  • 1 minute March in place.
  • 1 minute Jumping Jacks
  • 1 minute High Knees
  • 1 minute Jog in place
  • 1 minute Butt Kickers
  • 1 minute Burpee
  • 1 minute Cross Jacks
  • 1 minute Mountain Climbers
  • 1 minute Elbow Plank
  • 1 minute Jog in place

Workout 2

  • 1 minute Jump Rope (Or jog in place)
  • 1 minute High to low wood chop.
    • :30 Seconds each side
  • :30 Seconds Jog in place
  • 1 minute Overhead Side Bend
    • Arm Extended overhead and lean, while engaging the core muscles, from left to right.
  • :30 Second Jog in place
  • 1 minute Jumping Jacks
  • 1 minute Alternating Lunges
  • :30 Seconds March in place
  • :30 Seconds Squats
  • 1 minute Jog in place

Here are just some examples of some workouts that you could do to rack up that 90 minutes that you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As for physical activity below is a chart made by the American Heart Association.

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American Heart Association

 

 

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