Adults who are physically active are less likely to die early or have a serious illness such as heart disease, diabetes, or colon cancer.
Get Up and Move
All it takes is 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days – even a brisk walk will do – to produce real health benefits. If you can’t do 30 minutes at one time, break it up to suit your schedule.
Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day over time can:
• Lower your blood pressure
• Boost your immune system
• Improve your mood
• Increase the “good” cholesterol
• Help you lose weight
Children need 60 minutes of physical activity each day because their bodies are still a work in progress.
Be active as a family
Go for a bike ride, walk in your neighborhood, or play a game of tag. Show your children that physical activity can be fun and make an impression that will last a lifetime. It’s the best healthy insurance you can provide for them.
Information from Healthy Habits. Healthy Families. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.