With school back in full swing, getting yourself and/or your kids outside can seem like an impossible task. Unfortunately when it comes to your health and exercise there are only two options: Make progress or make excuses
The CDC just came out with a report for 2017 stating that only 23% of Americans are meeting the federal standards for time spent exercising. That means 77% of the populations does not take ownership of their health if they want to ward off the many illnesses associated with a lack of physical activity, such as hypertension and diabetes. Nationally, 18.7 percent of women and 27.2 percent of men hit the target goal. States falling well below the national average were concentrated in the southeast, while most western states ranked above average.
HHS guidelines advise adults aged 18 to 64 should participate in some type of muscle strengthening activity at least twice a week, paired with moderate aerobic exercise for 150 minutes per week or 75 minutes per week if vigorously working out.
Check out our downloadable guide where we dive into the heath benefits of being outside for both you family and yourself. As well as give you tips and ideas to make your next family outing a success.