Let’s move! Regular physical activity is essential to maintaining a healthy weight and preventing certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. When people think of physical activity they often think of “exercise.” But with our busy lifestyles who has time for that?
Physical activity is much more than “exercise.” It is about spending less time sitting down and watching TV or using a computer, and more time doing the things that you love. It can often be incorporated into your everyday tasks and routines. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park your car farther away from your destination’s entrance, or use a rake instead of a leaf blower.
These are all great ways to work physical activity into your everyday life.