How Much Weekly Exercise Do You Need?

exercise-motivation-workout-Favim.com-213293There are basically three government agencies that write the guidelines for the recommended amount of weekly exercise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Surgeon General and the World Health Organization (WHO). These guidelines basically fall under one of two categories: 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. The idea behind the 150 minutes a week was 30 minutes a day of moderate-intensity walking (around 3.1 mph) most days (five) of the week. In addition, you should strive to get in a strength training session or two each week. Pretty basic stuff, right? The research has shown that doing this amount of weekly exercise will reduce your risk of chronic disease.  But the problem after everything is said and done still comes down to a low compliance rate when it comes to exercise. Individuals still report that “lack of time” is the number one reason why they don’t exercise enough. If we could only find a way to “steal” an hour a day from all the time spent watching TV (Americans watch >20+ hours/wk.), playing video games, texting on our smart phones or spending hours a day on our computers.

What if you could get in to do your cardio workout in 15 minutes being coached in an audio interval-based session, sweat a little and then follow it up with 28 minutes of circuit-based strength session, sweat a little more…and of course get results over time…would you give it a try?

It’s hard to believe that less than 5% of Americans exercise vigorously each week and more than 30% do not even exercise.

It’s time to get more of us exercising on a consistent basis. If you’re looking for great results in minimal time then check out a Koko FitClub near you.

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