Moderate intensity aerobic activity at least 30 mins/day for at least 5 days/week
Vigorous intensity aerobic activity at least 20 mins/day for at least 3 days/week
Resistance exercise for all major muscle groups 2-3 days/week
Flexibility exercises at least 2 days/week
Exercise can have the following effects**:
Improvements in cardiovascular and respiratory function
Reduction in coronary artery disease risk factors
Decreased morbidity and mortality
And much, much more!
of adults do NOT meet these guidelines
At WOHO, we make physical activity and volunteering a FUN experience for our volunteers!
*CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. Exercise or Physical Activity. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/exercise.htm. Updated February 10, 2016. Accessed June 12, 2016.
**Thompson WR, Gordon NF, Pescatello LS eds. ACSM's Guidelines For Exercise Testing and Prescrtiption. 8th edition. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer| Lippincot Williams & Wilkins; 2010.
WOHO integrates healthy eating into every event!
Estimated annual medical cost of obesity in 2008 US dollars!*
WOHO helps combat obesity by providing volunteers with cardiovascular and resistance training at every event, as well as a healthy snack!
*CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. Adult Obesity Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. Updated September 21, 2015. Accessed June 19, 2016.
"... those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer."*
How can I find volunteer opportunities in San Antonio?
WOHO connects volunteers to various types of community service!
*Corporation for National & Community Service. Benefits of Volunteering. Corporation for National & Community Service. http://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/benefits-volunteering. Updated date unknown. Accessed June 28, 2016.