There are steps we can all take – in terms of nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, and stopping smoking (or never starting).
Today we’ll focus on physical activity.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has created the publication “Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart.” You will find information on the health benefits of exercise, advice on how to get active and stay that way, safety tips and much more.
The CDC has information for all age groups regarding “Physical Activity”
Some of the information you will find on the site:
- Physical Activity for Everyone
There is no need to think of strenuous exercise or boring workouts. Instead, do the fun activities you enjoy and watch the health benefits follow!
- Growing Stronger – Strength Training for Older Adults
Growing Stronger is an exercise program based upon sound scientific research involving strengthening exercises.
- Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight
Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight.
- BAM! Body and Mind
Designed for kids 9–13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
For much more information visit the MedlinePlus: Exercise and Physical Fitness page, and then go for a walk. It’s good for your body and your mind.
posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services