February 12, 2019 10:24 AM
Everyone can dramatically improve their health just by moving – anytime, anywhere, and by any means that gets you active.
The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days per week. But you don’t have to get all 30 minutes at once. Those two-minute walk breaks at work count!
There are immediate health benefits, attainable from a single bout of activity, including reduced anxiety and blood pressure, improved quality of sleep, and improved insulin sensitivity.
There are many long-term benefits from physical activity, including improved brain health, reduced risk of eight types of cancer, reduced risk for fall-related injuries in older adults, and reduced risk of excessive weight gain.
Physical activity helps manage more chronic health conditions. It can decrease pain for those with osteoarthritis, reduce disease progression for hypertension and type 2 diabetes, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve cognition for those with dementia, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, and Parkinson’s disease.
Keeping preschool children active throughout the day enhances growth and development.
Read more fitness tips: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness
Updated: February 12, 2019 10:24 AM
Created: February 07, 2019 03:52 PM
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