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Description:Photographed in an indoor gymnasium, this young woman was warming up prior to her vigorous exercise routine. Here she was, holding a light-weight dumbbell in each hand, and was working her core, or torso muscles by bending sideways at the hip, thereby, stretching the flank, or side muscles on the opposite side. Her right arm was extended over her head, and her left was bent at the elbow, with her fist on her left thigh, weights in hand.
Adults need at least:

2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week, AND

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

OR

1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week, AND

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

OR

An equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, AND

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; Cancer Prevention and Control: Skin Cancer
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity; Physical Activity for Everyone: How much physical activity do adults need?
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