Staying physically active is key for our health. Research shows that our brains can continue to make new connections throughout our lifetime. Physical activity helps optimize brain health and physical wellness at any age.
Current recommendations are for 150 minutes of physical activity per week (for example, 30 minutes 5 days a week). The good new is you just have to move, and any kind of activity is good for our health!
Here are some ideas...
- Get out for a walk with a friend.
- Take the stairs more often at home or at work.
- Get up in between commercials when watching television.
- Use an exercise bike when watching the news or ride outside.
Set a small goal!
Set a physical activity goal. Remember the more specific, measurable and realistic your goal is, the more likely you are to succeed!