While we’re all cooped up during the pandemic, the World Health Organization wants you to exercise. The organization released new physical activity guidelines recommending that adults get at least 150 minutes — that’s 2.5 hours — of moderate to vigorous physical activity weekly. The WHO’s new physical activity recommendations come at a time when the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world — and being overweight or obese has been associated with an increased risk of severe illness and hospitalization from Covid-19.

 

The WHO previously recommended that adults ages 18 to 64 do either at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or minimum 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week, and those previous recommendations were made for healthy adults. The new recommendations now include people living with chronic conditions or a disability. Regardless of who you are, WHO has a few core principles in mind: Everyone can benefit from being more active than sedentary. Doing some physical activity, no matter what it is, is better than doing none.

 

At Genesis healthcare Inc, you can start small and slow with the fitness coaches and then increase your frequency, intensity and duration over time. You can strengthen your muscles at home without needing to move and Genesis healthcare Inc can follow you up or you can do so in the gym (when safe). And physical activity is good for our hearts, bodies and minds. Being physically active is critical for health and well-being — it can help add years to life and life to years,” On Genesis healthcare Inc, every move counts, especially now as we manage the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. We must all move every day — safely and creatively.

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