HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chance of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer.
Yet, 28 percent of Americans, age six and older, are physically inactive.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults aim for at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week.
This includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves. Also recommended are muscle-strengthening activities like lifting weights or using exercise bands at least two days a week.
Physical activity is good for everyone’s health. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you.
Join Hill Air Force Base Civilian Health Promotion services for an activity-related educational class in May.
Get Up and Get Moving
May 15, 1:30-2 p.m., building 1515, executive conference room
For more information, call CHPS at 801-586-9586 or email CHPSHill@foh.hhs.gov.