female student leading students in exercise


60.3% of students reported they met the recommended guidelines for moderate-intensity exercise, vigorous-intensity exercise, or a combination of the two.

[Source: Penn State University’s ACHA National College Health Assessment, Spring 2012]

What you as a student should do:
Adults ages 18-64 should engage in 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) OR 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week and weight training and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

[Source: 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, US Department of Health and Human Services]

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