Physical Activity: Guidelines and Benefits

Physical Fitness in THE OUTDOORS combined with optimal NUTRITION allows for ADVENTURE

sidetriangleSGeneral Physical Activity Guidelines

  • Starting Goal: 30 minutes/ 3 days a week of aerobic activity
  • Active Goal: 30 minutes or more/5 days a week of aerobic activity
  • Adventure Goal: planned activities in which you use your active goal to condition for:    For example: running a marathon or 5K or backpacking down the Grand Canyon.

Benefits of Physical Activity

  • Decreased risk of many diseases including:  Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Stroke
  • Slowed aging process
  • Improved weight control
  • Strengthening of muscles, bones, and joints
  • Optimal body composition
  • Decreased symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Fewer hospital stays, physician visits and medication use