To improve or maintain your health, we all should engage in more moderate or vigorous activity. New guidelines let you customize a physical activity plan to suit your lifestyle and preferences. Small changes in how active you are can control weight, improve mood, maintain strength and mobility and reduce the risk or impact of chronic conditions.
The reasons that we might not get enough exercise and the ways to overcome them are personal. Here are some suggestions to help you overcome those barriers.
30 minutes (or more!) of movement for adults and 60 minutes for kids on most days can help keep you in shape and feeling good. Can't find 30 minutes at once? Break it up throughout the day! 10 more tips
Most Americans spend 3 hours or more every day watching TV or on the Internet. Not only is that time when you are not moving, its also time when you may be more likely to snack on high-calorie foods. Use some of that screen time for a little physical activity.