An experienced information technology professional, Amita Vadlamudi dedicated the latter part of her career to a prominent financial services company, where she served as a computer systems engineer. In her spare time, Amita Vadlamudi takes interest in exercise and fitness.
Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it reduces the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease as well as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and depression. In addition, physical activity plays a crucial role in maintaining a person’s weight.
The CDC recommends people participate in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activities each week to maintain their weight. Moderate-intensity activities include biking leisurely and walking briskly. Likewise, chores, such as light snow shoveling and yard work, apply. Less time can be allotted to physical activity if completed at a vigorous pace. In fact, people can cut the recommended time by half if they swim or run. Skiing and jump roping are considered vigorous-intensity aerobic activities as well. The best way a person can gauge the intensity of their activity is to try to carry on a conversation. Activities done at vigorous-intensity does not allow for conversation. The opposite is true of moderate-intensity aerobic activities.