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Older adult woman sitting on a yoga mat in her living room lifting hand weights. Drinking water.

During this time when most are social distancing and working from home, it’s important to use this time to learn or reinforce healthy habits, because let’s face it, YOU GOT TIME. Time is usually the culprit for why we can’t make healthy choices. Now, we do have some time where we can develop the healthy habit of physical activity.

Being physically active not only helps maintain a healthy weight, but it helps prevent or manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, etc. It also improves sleep, boosts your mood, and can improve your social interactions when done with others. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. Children need at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity daily. Some examples include walking a mile in 15 minutes, biking at a 10 mph pace, dancing, basketball, tennis, and more.

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  • Take the time now to build physical activity into your daily schedule.
  • Being active improves mental and physical health.
  • Move any way you can; every day you can. You got time!
  • Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week.
  • Children need at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity daily.
  • Grab a buddy and hit the stairs.
  • Dance until you’re breathless with your partner.
  • Doing household chores counts too!
  • Go ahead and get moving.
  • You got time!

 

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This material was funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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