Don’t forget aerobic exercise

Many people are careful with what they eat and also try to stay physically active, but don’t get enough aerobic exercise.
The Department of Health and Human Services recommends for most healthy adults that they get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking, mowing) or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity (running, aerobic dancing).
It’s OK to do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity.
The DHHS guidelines also recommend that people spread out their aerobic exercise during the course of a week. Performing strength training exercises at least twice a week is also advised.
So get out on the road or path for some brisk aerobic walking or running, take a bike ride, or stay inside for your aerobic activity on a treadmill, elliptical machine, etc.
It doesn’t matter how you get your cardio workout, just make sure you do. It’s an important part of being fit and healthy.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at