The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes, or 2.5 hours, of moderate exercise each week. If you do the math, that translates to getting your heart pumping up to 50 to 70 percent of your maximum rate for 30 minutes a day, Monday through Friday.
While it may be attractive for some to test their physical limits, this doesn’t mean you should toss out moderate exercise like an old pair of running shoes. High-intensity training may get all the hype, but taking your workout in a more relaxed way may help you de-stress, sleep better, gain energy, and improve health.
In this new article you can find science-supported reasons why moderately intense activities—like yoga, walking briskly, or biking around town—will never go out of style and may actually be best for your body!