NMCC - Physical Wellbeing

Physical Wellbeing 

  • Physical activity including cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility conditioning.
  • Recognizing illnesses, seeking medical care when necessary, and maintaining health screening schedules.
  • Making healthy choices:  nutrition, not smoking, using your seatbelt, using helmets and other protective gear.

The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association has the following recommendations for adults 18-65 years of age:
  • Moderate-intensity aerobic activity a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week or vigorous-intensity aerobic activities a minimum of 20 minutes 3 days a week or a combination of each.
  • Moderate and vigorous activities are in addition to light activities of daily living.
  • Muscular strength and muscular endurance of major muscle groups 2 times per week or more 10 – 15 repetitions and a minimum of 3 sets.
  • Flexibility exercises 2 days per week or more for at least 10 minutes per day.
  • Balance exercises to reduce the risk of injury from falls. 

Being physically active is safe for most people.  Take the Par_Q Questionnaire to determine if you need to see your physician before you start a physical activity program. 

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