Just keep moving. A new report by the Department of Health and Human Services states that Americans should get about 150 minutes of moderately intense activity per week.
The message has an interesting emphasis on the variety of activities, promoting different workouts and maximizing the health benefits of exercising.
We can easily understand the point and most of us will definitely agree: America needs to “get moving”. However, it’s a lot easier said than done.
Most people cannot find time to exercise and commit to regular physical activity. Several factors may be the obstacle for a consistent workout. Family, work, financial struggles are just a few of the common reasons people do not “keep moving”.
Once again, tips on how to exercise are all over the place these days: the Internet, magazines, even cereal boxes. But the biggest problem is time.
You have to make time even when you don’t have any time. Changing your daily schedule is normally the easiest way to fix this problem. Can’t do it?
Well, try to combine a couple things into one. For example, you want to spend time with your kids at the park. Go for a walk when they bike or play some sports with them, exercising when you are having “family time”.
At work, take the stairs to go up one or two floors, not the elevator. Walk two blocks to get lunch, instead of driving. Need an energy booster? Take a multivitamin to get things started. Energy generates energy, the more you exercise the more energy you will have.
Look out for alternatives to get your life physically going. Taking notes of these easy tips may be the start of a healthier “moving” life.