"It's clear that there is no ideal amount of daily salt intake that would work for each and every American because we're too diverse a group," says Dr. Arefa Cassoobhoy, WebMD's medical editor. "And, for some people, cutting salt intake does not need to be a priority. They can focus on other dietary changes to improve their health."
Don't worry about table salt -- instead, limit your late-night munchies of processed food (which is loaded with more sodium than you might imagine, as well as dubious ingredients), and your body will thank you.
Adults should get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week
Truth: If all it takes is just 30 minutes of exercise five days a week to meet your needs, as current guidelines suggest, we should be doing our body enough good just by running to catch a bus, playing a game of basketball, and hitting up a yoga class or two each week, right?
While 150 minutes of exercise each week is the minimum you need to lower your risk of heart attack, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and other diseases, Harvard Medical School says that people should up their exercise routines to 30 minutes of moderate activity each day (seven days a week) through a mix of formal workouts, sports, and functional movement (like taking the stairs).