Be active every day in your own way!
Be active every day in your own way at least one hour a day!
Playing actively: climbing, tug of war, running, jumping, biking, hopscotch, jump rope, sports, walking
Short interval episodes count too!
Limit screen time to less than 2 hours per day
Keep it Fun, Creative and Active!!
You do not need as much, only about 3 hours per week
Moderate intensity is good: walking, running, swimming, dancing, biking, skating, sport activities
Not all in once: even 10 minutes active work counts
The chair is not your friend! Limit sitting (outside of work) to no more than 2 hours per day
At least 5 hours per week is even better for health and weight management!
Did you know that the most common excuses people give for not exercising is that they do not have the time. However evidence shows that time spent in front of various screens, like TV, computer, etc is directly associated with increase in overweight and obesity rates. Switch your screen time to a new physical activity every day! Even if you do not have time for full workouts, little bursts of exercise over a course of a day does add up.
Take 10 minutes to go for a light jogg at lunch time
Walk around the block with the whole family after dinner
Run races together to try a new community sports team
Shovel snow or mow the lawn
Rake leaves. Or rake leaves into a big pile, jump into it a few times and then rake them again to bag them</p><p>6. Sweep, dust or vacuum
Work in the garden - pull weeds, plant a garden, etc.
Walk your or the neighbors’ dog
15 minutes rope skipping burns 170 calories
15 minute walking burns 9 calories