People who are physically active may be at a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.
No time? Book at least three 30-minute time slots a week for physical activity. Still don’t have the time? Break it into 10-minute bouts.
No exercise buddy? Join a group, such as the YMCA or a hiking club. You can also look online (Meetup) for a virtual partner or club. Your local gym probably has group classes, too.
Not athletic? Start slow. Choose activities such as walking, climbing stairs or jogging.
Walk It Off
What’s the most popular aerobic activity? WALKING!!! More than 145 million adults include walking as part of an active lifestyle. Walking is easy, free, and a great way to lose weight. Why not go for a walk right now?
Frugal and Fit
Create a home gym on a budget with a few things like a small weight set, a stability ball, a fitness mat and resistance bands. Want to get fit for free? Dance, jump rope, play ball, take the stairs, walk, or run.
Talk with your doctor before you begin any exercise program or diet.