1 Hour of Physical Activity Per Day

1 Hour of Physical Activity Per Day

 

For years doctors and health professionals have told us that getting enough exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. But it’s easy to make excuses and fail to get the 1 hour of physical activity a day that our bodies need. Studies have shown that an hour of physical activity a day burns more calories, keeps us slimmer, increases energy levels and makes us happy and less stressed. Habitual exercise even cuts into the risk of serious health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, some cancers and heart disease.

 Here are some tips for turning everyday tasks into opportunities for physical activity:

  •  Go for a hike
  • Take a family bike ride
  • Go to a local playground
  • Play basketball with friends
  • Walk the dog or volunteer as a family to walk shelter dogs 

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