Dare we explore this March day without an extra layer of clothing or an umbrella? Go for it! We can fully embrace the mild day and even enjoy some sunshine! It’s much easier to “get my steps in” on a day like today. We know by now that any movement is good, so let’s keep counting those steps! However, those other numbers are never too far from my mind, 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and the two days of strength training we need weekly according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. I don’t know about you all, but sometimes I run out of days in the week before I accomplish that baseline. If we can commit to vigorous activity, we can shave it down to 75 minutes, which can also be challenging!

A few of you have commented about wanting to return to counting seven days instead of limiting it to five in our weekly step challenge. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. I’m all for returning to the seven days in our challenge because I tend to catch up on the weekends!

For a quick reminder of what defines moderate and vigorous activity, check out page 13 in the Well-Being Guide: https://louddoc.com/gogcmag.

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