Exercise Guidelines FAQ, That Helps You Healthy And Fit
Maintaining an active lifestyle is important for your health and overall vitality – yet how do you know if you are getting as much exercise as you need?
Fortunately, organizations like the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and The National Association of Strength Coaches have created activity guidelines to help anyone feel more confident about their physical activity levels.
These important questions will help guide you in choosing healthy exercise plans for you and your family.
1. How many hours of exercise should you engage in each week?
- The average person should engage in a minimum of 2-3 hours of exercise per week.
2. What is the best style of exercise for burning the most calories per hour?
- The best form of exercise for burning the most calories will come through resistance weight training. This is because resistance training causes stress throughout the muscle and takes several hours to heal – which requires a constant supply of nutrients and more calories being burned.
3. How often should you stand up and walk during work?
- Whenever you’re sitting at work, it’s most beneficial to stand every hour to lengthen the muscles and assist in better blood flow. Sitting for too long or being sedentary in any sense can be harmful to your health.
4. How many minutes of physical activity should a toddler (aged 1-2) engage in each day?
- Toddlers should be engaged in about 180 minutes of total exercise each day. This exercise can be split up throughout several activities but should accumulate to about 3 hours each day.
5. Guidelines for children 5-11 require how many minutes of resistance exercise each day and why?
- Those aged 5-11 should engage in 3 sessions per week that involve the strengthening of muscles and bones. This will help to lengthen muscles and mobilize joints to allow for the best possible growth.
6. What is the minimum amount of time for exercise to be considered “involved exercise” in older exercisers (18-64) and why?
- 10 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes for the body’s natural state of homeostasis to change enough to have a beneficial effect on soft tissue and your central nervous system.
Following these guidelines will help keep you healthy and fit. Build activity into each day and enjoy the many rewards of your active lifestyle!