Essay On Fitness Exercise

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According to physical activity guidelines and for individuals to obtain substantial health benefits, adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise weekly. For adults to lose weight and gain extra health benefits, 300 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 150 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise is recommended. Considering I would like to lose weight, I should be accomplishing the latter. However, I would consider myself close to a low physically active adult currently. I seem to rotate between low physical activity to medium physically activity. Although I do not complete traditional aerobic activities regularly, I achieve some physical activity through my current job.…show more content…
To increase my physical activity to meet guidelines, I would like to start walking on a regular basis. Since the weather will be getting warmer soon, I think I will be more motivated. I originally was planning to add about an hour of brisk walking to my routine three days a week, but after reading the recommendations, I think I should consider walking for about an hour daily. Perhaps eventually I would be able to transition into jogging which would act as vigorous intensity exercise and take less time out of my day. I occasionally like to attend classes such as yoga, Pilates, and Zumba. I could attend these more regularly which would give a variety of exercise instead of always walking. When I have a gym membership, I gravitate towards the elliptical machine. The elliptical would be another good alternative to walking. Having a gym membership would also allow me access to complete some strength training regularly. However, joining a gym takes more time out of the day when commute time is factored in and it is also costlier. Yet, I have been considering a gym membership primarily because it helps motivate me to complete regular physical activity since I am paying for it, and I usually have a friend who is willing to join me, which also is motivating. As another alternative and to add variety, I enjoy hiking and bike riding. Although I am not too familiar with either of those activities, I do know that in our local area we have many different trails for hiking and biking, which could be a fun way to get exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with my friends or

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