Why wait for the new year to ensure you are getting the right amount of activity? The Holidays are here – and so are all those extra tempting sweets. By committing to fit in just 2.5 hours a week of exercise – you can reduce your stress, make huge strides towards your overall health and you might be able to take that extra cookie without having to loosen your belt by the new year!
“Only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health. Being more active can help all people think, feel and sleep better and perform daily tasks more easily. And if you’re sedentary, sitting less is a great place to start.” – American Heart Association
Also, ” Don’t worry if you can’t reach 150 minutes per week just yet. Everyone has to start somewhere. Even if you’ve been sedentary for years, today is the day you can begin to make healthy changes in your life. Set a reachable goal for today. You can work up toward the recommended amount by increasing your time as you get stronger. Don’t let all-or-nothing thinking keep you from doing what you can every day.