Get Moving for Your Health!

We all know the importance of getting enough physical activity, but do you know exactly how much exercise you need to stay healthy? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), adults aged 18-64 years should get at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity each week. That can sound like a lot, but luckily there are plenty of ways to make sure you hit your weekly goals and avoid the risk of chronic diseases.

Finding ways to incorporate exercise into your everyday life doesn’t have to be boring or overwhelming. In fact, it can be fun and creative if you just open your mind up to the possibilities! Here are some ideas that might help get you started:

  • Take a walk in nature with friends or family. Not only will this give you an opportunity for quality time together, but it’s also a great way to take in some fresh air and enjoy beautiful scenery.

  • Go for a bike ride around town. Biking is an excellent form of exercise that can also be used as an alternate method of transportation! If biking isn’t your thing, rollerblading or skateboarding is another great alternative.

  • Try out new activities like rock climbing, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, swimming—the options are endless! Not only will this help break up your routine and keep things interesting, but it could also introduce you to new passions and hobbies.

  • If group activities aren’t your thing, then try going on solo hikes or walks around the neighborhood. This is a great way to get in some “me time” while still being active. Plus, chances are good that when you come back from your walk/hike feeling energized and refreshed; you’ll be in a better headspace for tackling other tasks later on that day.

Exercise doesn't have to feel like a chore! Incorporating physical activity into your daily life can easily become part of your routine if you just find creative ways to keep it interesting. So start exploring new activities and have fun getting moving today! You (and your body) will thank yourself later!

12th Jan 2023