Physical activity guidelines recommend a healthy adult do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week. However, it is difficult to reach those recommendations as it grows colder outside. When the temperature drops, it seems much easier to pull the blanket over our heads and go back to sleep instead of getting up for some movement. Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week can help you accomplish the minimum recommendations!
If you can brave the cold, try these activities to help you get to the 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise:
Susan Robinson is a program coordinator for "Thrive," and has been with the state employee wellness program since 2006. She earned a Bachelor’s in Fitness and Wellness Management and Master’s in Education from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Her certifications include, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Certified Personnel Professional (CPP), and Certified Public Manager (CPM). She received a Governor’s Commendation for planning and implementing a state-wide immunization program for state employees and their families that began in 2013. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked and taught in higher education at universities in Oklahoma and Kansas. Her hobbies include exercising, singing in her church choir, and traveling.