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Logan County offers a vast and varied means of staying fit and active. Whether its through community sponsored events, State parks, travel and tourism, parks and recreation, or fitness facilities, most everyone can find something to suit their individual fitness preference. 

Did you know? 49% of Logan County residents report exercising less than the recommended 30 minutes a day. 

EXERCISE: How Much? 

Aerobic Activity- 

Adults aged 18 to 65 need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercises a week or 60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise a week. During moderate-intensity aerobic activities, your heart rate rises but you are still able to talk normally. With vigorous-intensity aerobics activities such as jogging, your heart pumps even faster and you burn more calories in less time. 

Strength Building -

Fit in strength exercises 2 or 3 times a week

Stretching - 

Take a t least 5 to 10 minutes every day.

Sitting too much is bad for your health - Your BUTT could be killing you!

Children and adults in the U.S. spend over half of their waking day being sedentary - that's more than 9 hours each day we spend sitting

Many forms of sedentary behavior involve sitting

  • Riding in a car

  • Working at a desk

  • Eating a meal

  • Playing video games 

  • Using a computer 

  • Watching TV

Being sedentary has been linked to chronic health conditions such as obesity, adult-onset diabetes, and heart disease, and puts our body at risk for other health problems 

Let's Get Moving Logan County! 

We must all decrease the amount of time we spend sitting! 

 

Suggestion: Keep a log of your 'sitting' time to know where you stand! 

General Activity throughout the day is just as important ad a regular, structured exercise program! 

 

Suggestion: Wear a pedometer periodically to track steps(good estimate of general activity) and with a goal of more than 10,000 steps each day

Turn the TV and computer off!

SuggestionSet boundaries for yourself and your family on the amount of TV watched of the amount of time spent on the computer