Last week, we discussed the first part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current recommendations for physical activity for adults. It is recommended that we strive for 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise and two days of weight training per week.

The weight training recommendation is to participate in muscle strengthening activities that target all major muscle groups. This can be either split up among multiple days or a full circuit twice a week. The muscle groups that should be targeted are the arms, shoulders, legs, hips, back, chest and abdomen.

Dr. Samuel Mathis is an assistant professor in The University of Texas Medical Branch’s Family Medicine Department.


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