One Size Has Never Fit All!

When it comes to clothes, dogs, women, or men one size has never fit all. We all have different likes, dislikes, and more importantly needs. The same thing goes for physical activity throughout the life span. Each age group requires different types and quantities of activity. 

We know that adults, ages 18 - 64, need at minimum: 150 min moderate/75 minute vigorous/ and strength training at least twice a week. Great, but now what about those people who exist outside of that age group? Are they just left to one size fits all? Nooooooooooooooooo!

The children, our future, ages 6 - 17 require at least 60 minutes of activity a day. The CDC recommends a majority of this activity be aerobic in nature, but other areas are great to include. Muscle strengthening exercises, on 3 days a week, like body weight exercise or gymnastics are good examples. Also, bone strengthening activities like jumping, tumbling, or jumping rope should be included 3 days a week. 

With kids these various types of play should be part of that 60 minutes a day of accumulated physical activity. The best plan for a kid is to make it all into a game. Let the adults worry about all that planned stuff and let them just have fun.

Be consistent with your activity and good health will be your reward.

Be Well