Meet the Guidelines Initiative

Learn the Guidelines for Regular Structured Exercise

Cardiovascular

  • 30 minutes/5 times/week of moderate activity OR 25 minutes/3 times/week of vigorous activity

 

Strength

  • 2 or more days a week working all major muscle groups

Flexibility

  • 2 to 3 days a week (hold 10-30 seconds on both sides)

 

Balance

  • 2 or more days a week

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” Jim Rohn

Making a choice to exercise regularly is a conscious decision to support your body. Our bodies were meant to move – they actually crave exercise. Meeting the science-based guidelines in the Meet the Guidelines Challenge will support or improve our health and well-being.

 

Top 10 Reasons for Exercise – that have nothing to do with losing weight

  1. Improve your memory

  2. Have better posture

  3. Boost your confidence

  4. Reduce stress

  5. Sleep better

  6. Have more energy

  7. Improve your mood

  8. Get sick less often

  9. Increase happiness

  10. Live longer

"Those who think they don’t have time for exercise will have to find time for illness." Earl of Derby

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Learn

1. Click here to access and print the "Passport" as a guide to your Virtual Exhibit.

 

2. Click here for the Meet the Guidelines Virtual Exhibit and learn why and how to meet the guidelines for structured exercise.

Take Action

1. Click here to access and print the 4-week Meet the Guidelines Challenge.

 

2. Record the days you incorporated structured exercise on the Meet the Guidelines Challenge Sheet 

Access Support

1. Click here to view articles, videos, tools, and inspiration to succeed in the Meet the Guidelines Challenge.

 

2. Access these support resources on the employee well-being portal.

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