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Physical Activity

 

Why is exercise important?

Obesity is a pandemic affecting all Americans either

directly or indirectly; it is costly to our bodies and

our bottom lines. The recommended amount of

physical activity is at least 30 minutes of moderate

activity five or more times per week. 

 

What are the benefits?

Read about the benefits of physical activity (hint: there are many more than just looking good in a bathing suit, as if that weren't enough!).

 

What counts as exercise? 

  • “Vigorous” exercise includes activities like jogging, running, fast cycling, aerobic classes, swimming laps, singles tennis and racquetball. These activities usually increase your heart rate, make you sweat and may cause you to breathe faster or with more effort.

  • “Moderate” exercise includes activities such as brisk walking, gardening, slow cycling, dancing, doubles tennis or hard work around the house.

 

The Thomas County Health Department collaborates with the Thomas County Coalition to help increase opportunities for residents of Thomas County to exercise. Please check out the Thomas County Coalition Website for those opportunities:

http://www.thomascountycoalition.com/#!projects/c1p83.

 

 

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