The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day for adults, 60 minutes for children, at least five days a week. Sound daunting? It's much easier than you think, regardless of your current activity level. There are plenty of ways to get moving and some may even surprise you! It's time to be active, get healthy, and have some fun!
Starting a Fitness Program
Starting a Fitness Program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. Physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even improve your sleep habits and self-esteem.
Mayo Clinic recommends that a person who is starting an exercise program should check with your doctor first. Here are fitness basics to consider. Mayo Clinic Fitness Basics
I Can Do It, You Can Do It!
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition recently announced the next phase of I Can Do It, You Can Do It! (ICDI). ICDI facilitates and encourages opportunities for all Americans, regardless of ability, to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. ICDI previously focused on youth participation and was implemented nine sites across the U.S. Today, the program includes children AND adults with disabilities. The Council’s goal is to expand and implement the program in at least 100 sites nationwide over the next five years. Free and Local Opportunities to be Active Use the Go Anoka County Map to find local parks, trails and activities to keep you healthy all year long. http://gis.anokacountymn.gov/GoAnoka/
Keeping active and exercising is possible even for those who work full-time. Read through Medibank’s article to discover 13 easy ways to be more active at work.
Get your workout in over your lunch break with this 10-minute exercise routine that can be performed even at work!