Everyone benefits from regular physical activity, which can be anything that gets you moving. A good goal is 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity each week but studies have shown that even less can bring mental and physical health benefits.
Start at a comfortable level. If you haven’t been active before and are concerned, ask your health provider what’s right for you.
What kinds of activity is good?
Try a combination of aerobic activities which make you breathe harder, causing your heart to beat faster, and muscle-strengthening activities like lifting weights, using resistance bands and push-ups.
In addition to getting physical, here are a few other things you can do to #GetHealthy: Eat healthy, manage stress, quit smoking and watch your weight.
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