Welcome back, Lily!
If you were with us when we closed up shop on Elm Street then you most likely had the chance to meet one of our newest coaches, Lily, before we closed up shop. We are thrilled to announce that she will be joining us once again. She will be taking over Thursday nights, and I will be switching to Tuesday nights.
How much, and what type of, exercise should be doing right now? Krysta passed along this article, "Here's the type and amount of exercise you need, WHO advises" from CNN's Health section. It discusses the current recommendations that the WHO (World Health Organization) is suggesting we all aim for in our current climate. The organization released new physical activity guidelines recommending that adults get at least 150 minutes — that's 2.5 hours — of moderate to vigorous physical activity weekly. The WHO previously recommended that adults ages 18 to 64 do either at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or minimum 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week, and those previous recommendations were made for healthy adults. The new recommendations now include people living with chronic conditions or a disability. "Being physically active is critical for health and well-being — it can help add years to life and life to years," said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a news release. "Every move counts, especially now as we manage the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. We must all move every day — safely and creatively." Movement is medicine ... keep moving, folks!