Want to get rid of all that weight you put on during the pandemic or even after the holidays?
To help out, the American Heart Association (AHA) launched an initiative called Move More.
One in four U.S. adults is sitting for longer than eight hours each day, which can harm one’s mental and physical health, according to the AHA.
“For too many of us, our daily routines have become more sedentary over the past year due to the pandemic, making it even more important to find ways to increase physical activity in our day,” a report from the AHA for prevention said.
“Any movement is better than no movement, and more is better. Even small breaks of activity throughout the day will benefit health and reduce stress,” an AHA news release said.
The association outlines ways to get more active:
The AHA recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking or gardening, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity such as running or aerobic dancing, or a combination of both intensity-level activities.
It also recommends two days of moderate-to high-intensity muscle strengthening activity weekly, such as resistance training.