Medical recommendations for exercise

Discussion created by 7SEAQ9C453L1T on Feb 18, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 19, 2019 by go365moderator2

As an older adult (68 years) I am interested on medical  literature that indicates that 500 steps a day 8 days a month has a positive effect on health.


Maybe I should be ignoring the exercise recommendations by the CDC and start concentrating on what my insurance company recommends by providing incentives. After all my improved health actually will save Humana money, whereas, CDC gains nothing from my improved health.


Is 500 steps a day 8 days a month sufficient for most of us? If it is not why would Humana change the exercise incentives?


For the recommendations of the CDC see: Adults Need More Physical Activity | Physical Activity | CDC


What do people think?


Thank you for your help.