New Exercise Guidelines Released by the American College of Sports Medicine

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released a report with new recommendations on the quantity and quality of exercise for adults.  According to new research on physical activity, most adults should engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio respiratory exercise each week.  In addition to that activity, it is recommended that adults maintain regular routines of resistance, flexibility, and neuromotor exercises.  Teachers College professor, Carol Garber, who chaired the writing committee for this report, notes that "a program of regular exercise - beyond daily living - is essential for most adults."  Garber goes on to warn against the health risks of living sedentary lifestyle, explaining that time spent being in-active must also be factored into determining adults' overall health.  Click here to read the full news release from ACSM.

 

Visit the wellness section of the Office of Work/Life's website to learn about fitness initiatives going on at Columbia.  This website also hosts a variety of fitness, nutrition, and stress management tips to help improve overall health and well-being.