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Physical Activity

Need an instant mood booster? Move your body! Being active every day is one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being.

Include these three types of physical activity in your routine:

  • Aerobic (“cardio”) activities increase your heart rate and make you breathe harder. For example, you can take a brisk walk, ride your bike, go for a run, or swim. This will strengthen your heart and lungs and build up your endurance.
  • Strength training uses resistance to tone and strengthen your muscles and bones. For example, you can lift weights or do some push-ups or sit-ups.
  • Stretching lets you move your joints and muscles through a full range of motion. It improves your muscle control and flexibility.

Regular physical activity means getting at least 150 minutes a week of brisk walking or a similar activity. That’s just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week!

Physical activity gives you many benefits

  • Have more energy
  • Feel less stressed
  • Sleep better
  • Reach and stay at a healthy weight
  • Strengthen your muscles and bones
  • Prevent serious health problems

6 ways to get fit

Steps

Steps

Move More

Move more

Cardio

Cardio

Balance

Balance

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Flexibility

Flexibility

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