When it comes to getting and staying healthy, movement is key. No matter your current ability or fitness level, do what you can to move your body regularly and you’ll see benefits.
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Easy ways to lead an active lifestyle:
10 minutes of walking a couple of times a day can provide health benefits. Try going for a 10-minute brisk walk, 3 times a day, and 5 days a week. This will give you a total of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity.
Long periods of sitting can be harmful to your health. Stand to take a phone call, walk to the drinking fountain, walk to an office instead of sending an email, or stand to stretch – these simple movements can help decrease risk of unhealthy metabolic changes which can have negative effects on your health.
Resistance training is recommended at least two days a week to promote strong bones, better sleep, help your balance, increase blood circulation, and many other benefits. You do not need equipment such as dumbbells or resistance bands, using your body weight is a great way to start. Use these examples to try resistance training at home.