May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Get Moving!
Oregon City Family Practice Clinic is supporting the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity 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 in Oregon, according to the CDC, nearly 40% of all adults do NOT meet the aerobic physical activity guidelines.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activities include things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves. Muscle strengthening activities are also recommended. Lifting weights or using exercise bands at least 2 days a week will help keep you within the recommended guidelines.
Physical activity is for everyone! 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 in the month of May!