As if it isn’t bad enough that only a fifth of adults are meeting the government’s physical activity recommendations, those standards aren’t even high enough for optimal health! The Centers for Disease Control recommends two and a half hours of moderate-intensity activity each week. For maximum health, you really need to be getting in the equivalent of 10,000 steps a day, which is slightly more than the CDC’s minimum. But don’t fret: You can sneak workouts into your daily routine. Walking the dog, gardening, doing laundry and mowing the lawn all count, as long as you’re working hard enough to raise your heart rate.
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