It’s important for your health and well-being to be physically active. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part of about being physically active. The important thing is to find activities you like to do, so that you’ll stick with them. The video below can help you understand how much activity you need to do on a regular basis and how you can get started on a sensible routine. The video also features personal stories from people who have been successful in getting started and are now meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines.
Why does physical activity matter? Regular physical activity can produce long term health benefits by reducing your risk of many health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. It can also increase your chances of living longer, help you control your weight, and even help you sleep better. The video below explains the Physical Activity Guidelines, and will help you understand how much activity you need. It also explains aerobic activity and muscle strength training.
The next video explains aerobic activities and provides easy to understand examples of different levels of effort.
Video Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiMg06DjcUk5FRiM3g5sqoQ