It’s warming up outside, and with the heat and humidity, sometimes it’s hard to exercise outside. If you are exercising outside, it’s very important to stay hydrated, protect your skin and find some shade to make sure that you are not getting dehydrated or heat exhaustion. Avoid the sun are between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. as these are the hottest times of the day.
The American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that in order for healthy adults to maintain health and decrease the risk for chronic disease get:
- At least 30 minutes of exercise at moderate intensity at least 5 days a week (moderate intensity is defined as physical activity that raises your heart rate and still being able to carry on a conversation)
- 20 of vigorous intensity exercise at least 3 days a week.
- They also recommend that adults get strengthening exercises 2 times a week.
Need some extra motivation to continue exercising or some group support to help you get to the gym? Why not come into the air conditioned Morse Center to help get your workout in.
UTMC employees can take advantage of group exercise classes at the Morse Center for $45 per 8 weeks – over 15 classes offered each week, and you do not need to be a member of the Morse Center. Classes include TRX, suspension training, group cycling, Zumba and yoga.
Summer session beings on June 21st – August 14th, 2010. Call or stop by the Morse Center to register…419- 383-5370.
Guidelines for Healthy Adults Under Age 65. Accessed: June 18, 2010. Available: http://www.acsm.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home_Page&TEMPLATE=CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=7764