Wellness Shot: New Physical Activity Guidelines

Move more, sit less, and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress any amount and any type of exercise helps health.

The report from the Department of Health and Human Services has just been updated for the first time in 10 years. Two minutes of activity can help out right now and for your future health. A single burst of physical activity helps lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and sleep better. Sedentary people should focus on these quicker activities to add them up for an entire day's worth. Taking the stairs instead of an elevator is an example. 

We really should have a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. That works out to about 22 minutes a day. 

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