Most of us have good reasons for not being more physically active, such as: “I don’t have the time”, “I’m too tired!”, “I can’t afford health clubs or exercise equipment.”, “Exercise is boring.”, “I’m not athletic.”, “I work full-time and take care of two kids —that’s active enough!”
BUT, It can be easier if you take small steps !Changing life habits is hard, but anyone can take a few small steps toward a more active way of life.
Simple Steps to Getting Active
Revving Up Your Daily Routine
Encouraging Your Child to be Active
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You can get health benefits from only 30 to 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity five days a week. You can do one activity continuously, for example from 3 to 4 pm. Or you can do several activities in a day, for example; 15 minutes at 6:30 am, 30 minutes at noon, and 15 minutes at 8 pm. Here are ways to get more active:
At Work and Around Town
Encouraging Your Child to Be Active
Children need at least 60 minutes of active play every day. Physically active children are healthier, happier, and better able to succeed in school. Your children depend on you to give them every chance to be active.
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