Number 8: Do New Physical Activity Guidelines Refute Classic Advice?

in Top 10 2018



True or False?

  1. No amount of exercise will make a difference if you sit 8 hours a day.
  2. The risks of trying to get all your exercise into one day per week outweigh the potential benefits.
  3. Benefits of physical activity like better sleep, reduced anxiety, improved cognition, reduced blood pressure, and improved insulin sensitivity take weeks or even months to appear. You can’t expect immediate results.

If you answered “True” to any of these statements, and they are typical of the kind of advice your wellness program participants receive, it’s probably time to update your knowledge. Check out the 2nd edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Its release is 8th on my list of Top 10 Wellness Stories of 2018.

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