Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports month
The regional group is part of a statewide initiative to support families eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages, and practice healthy lifestyles.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY recommends starting activities slowly and building up over time. Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week. Adults also need to incorporate muscle-strengthening activities into their routine at least two days a week. Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY suggests trying the "talk test" to find out if activity is moderate or vigorous. Try talking while you're being active, and if you're breathing hard but can still have a conversation easily, it's moderate intensity. If you can only say a few words before you have to take a breath, it's vigorous intensity.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY reminds you to make active choices throughout the day, and that even chores count. Clean the house, wash the car, or mow the lawn with a push mower to work toward your weekly activity goal.