Move to improve your health
Frequent exercise is good for your physical and mental health. It can help:
- Control blood sugar
- Control your weight
- Improve your mood
- Help with balance
Some physical activity is better than none at all. You can increase your activity by:
- Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
- Walking around the block 10-20 minutes each day
- Parking your car away from a building and walking to the entrance
65 years of age or older?
If you have no limiting health problems, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests doing – over the course of each week - two hours and thirty minutes (150 minutes) of aerobic activity. Here are some suggestions:
- Brisk walking
- Discuss with your provider what activities are good for you to do.
- Plan your workout to help you stay motivated.
- Use a calendar to track all your efforts.
- Set and list some goals you have for exercising.
- Reward yourself. Give yourself a gift after you reach a goal.