Get up and get active!

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There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Try to spend 30 minutes doing a physical activity! Being active can help you have more energy, less stress, and better sleep.

Feel like you’re too busy to exercise? Try everyday activities like taking the stairs or parking your car far away from the building entrance to add extra walking steps. Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving! Choosing physical activities that you enjoy and that match your ability will help you stick with them. How much activity do you need?

  • Children need at least one hour of physical activity each day.
  • Adults need two and a half hours of moderate physical activity per week, combined with strength exercises (such as lifting weights or yoga) two days a week.

Some examples of moderate physical activity are mowing the lawn, going for a brisk walk, dancing, swimming for fun, or riding a bike. In addition, stretching and weight training can help make you stronger and more physically fit.

Get started! For more great tips about starting an exercise program, planning a routine, and benefiting from of physical activity, download Being Active to Feel Your Best. The brochure also includes an eight-week walking program chart to help track your progress!

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