Studies show that 150 minutes a week of a moderate aerobic exercise, such as a brisk walk, may reduce your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and breast and colon cancer. It may also help prevent weight gain, strengthen your bones, increase your energy level, and enhance your mental well-being!
Is time getting in your way? Walk while your kids are at sports practice, while you’re talking on the phone, or on your lunch! Breaking up your exercise into 10-15 minute increments can add up throughout the week! Stay motivated by starting off with small realistic exercise goals; team up with support, such as a friend or co-worker, and scheduling your exercise! As always, make sure to get your physician’s approval before beginning a new exercise routine.