Getting fitter one step at a time

When we hear that the recommended minimum standard of physical activity for adults aged 18 to 64 is 150 minutes, or 2.5 hours, of moderate to intense exercise each week, most of us think of physical activities such as working out at the gym, going jogging or some other structured sport or activity. But it doesn’t need to be that way. One proven alternative to boost your activity level is to pay attention to the number of steps you take each day, the length of time you are active or moving, and the degree of intensity of activity – such as a brisk walk, which would be moderate, or a jog, being high intensity.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.