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keeping in shape | LOW IMPACT EXERCISE


RECOMMENDED activity levels


+ Adults: 30 minutes of moderate- intensity physical activity at least five days a week.


+ Children: 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day.


+ Targets can be achieved with 10 minute bursts of activity spread throughout the day.


There is the common misperception that exercise must take a long time and be painful in order to be effective. While a good workout should be a bit of a challenge, it doesn’t need to hurt to be beneficial. Furthermore, research suggests that a


Low impactexercise


moderate-intensity, low impact activity such as yoga or walking, is just as effective as high impact activity in lowering the risk of conditions such as heart disease. Low impact exercises—which can improve your health and fitness without harming weight-bearing


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Kids should


exercise every day for an hour


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