Physical activity is one of the most important keys to health and wellness.
Benefits of regular physical activity:
How much is enough?
What counts as physical activity?
o You should be working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat, while still able to carry on a conversation
Making it happen!
o Walk or ride a bicycle for errands or to work/school
o Make it a family activity: go for a walk or bike ride after dinner, play in the park – get active together!
o Take the stairs instead of the elevator
o Park at the far end of the parking lot
o If you’re at the mall, or a big grocery store, walk an extra lap around the store before starting your shopping
Sources and for more information:
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Physical Activity for Everyone (from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control)