When you're active, life can be better.
helps you look and feel your best and lowers your risk for a heart attack,
type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. It gives you the energy to do
the things that make you happy.
But it can be hard to get into the
habit of daily activity. It's important to find activities that fit your
lifestyle and your personality.
To feel your best, you need at least 2½ hours of
moderate activity a week. Brisk walking is an example.
But any activities that raise your heart rate and make you breathe harder—including daily chores—can be
included. It's fine to be active in blocks of 10 minutes or more throughout
your day and week.
How do you choose the best activity for you?