Physical Activity

Staying physically active is key for our health.  Research shows that our brains can continue to make new connections throughout our lifetime. Physical activity helps optimize brain health and physical wellness at any age.

Current recommendations are for 150 minutes of physical activity per week (for example, 30 minutes 5 days a week).  The good news is you just have to move, and any kind of activity is good for our health!

Here are some ideas:

  • Get out for a walk with a friend or colleague.
  • Take the stairs more often at home or at work.
  • Get up in between commercials when watching television.
  • Use an exercise bike when watching the news or ride outside.

Ready? Set? Goal!

If you have not set a goal yet, consider setting a Physical Activity goal. Talk to your healthcare provider to ensure the goal you set is safe for you to do.

Remember, the more Specific, Measurable and Realistic your goal is, the more likely it is to achieve it.

Learn more about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals or get some Encouragement.