Get Active, Understanding and Utilizing Activity Guidelines

Establish Physical Activity Plans for Yourself—and Your Community—That Comply With the AHA’s Recommendations

We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes per week of aerobic activity of moderate intensity, 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both.

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. and globally. Stroke ranks second globally. According to the AHA’s “2022 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update,” only 1 in 4 adults reported achieving the physical activity and exercise recommended in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition.”

This lesson covers:

  • Community needs.
  • Understanding the physical activity guidelines for Americans.
  • Identifying how to remove barriers to physical activity.
  • Establishing a physical activity plan.

It is possible to prevent heart disease and stroke 80% of the time by making healthy choices such as regular physical activity, leading to longer, healthier lives.

EmPOWERED to Serve™ Health Lesson: Get Active! | Staying active is one of the most important things everyone can do to prevent heart disease and improve their well-being.

Adults should take responsibility for helping ensure that children get the recommended amount of regular physical activity. Being more active can help everyone think, feel and sleep better – and perform daily tasks more easily.

Exercise Can Be Within Your Reach

This video teaches the difference between moderate and vigorous physical activity, and demonstrates your target heart rate and how to calculate it. You will also learn creative solutions to common barriers, nutrition and hydration. Watch now

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Amgen proudly supports the American Heart Association’s Empowered to Serve Initiative.