During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get active every day!
Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet many individuals do not get the recommended amount of physical activity.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:
- Aim for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. This includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves.
- Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days a week.
Physical activity good is for everyone’s health. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May!
- Blog by PCSFN Co-Chair Herschel Walker: #MoveInMay During National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
- 2019 Presidential Proclamation for National Physical Fitness & Sports Month