Most of us strive to live a healthy life, but we all fall short in some way. (Me, I have a weakness for hamburgers. And sweets.) If you want to fit more exercise into your day, it doesn’t have to be an hour at the gym; it doesn’t even have to be 60 minutes of continuous exercise. Read on for some tips on how to get closer to those exercise goals.
Fitting exercise into your daily routine
with advice from Kim Gladfelter, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
We all know the health benefits of exercise: It makes you feel better. It helps you live longer. It reduces your risk of diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s and even the common cold. It stimulates your brain. It maintains your weight and strengthens your heart, lowers blood pressure and improves muscle tone. It lifts your mood, leading some doctors to even prescribe it for depression.
But many people are daunted by the goal set by the American Heart Association of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. So how can you fit in enough exercise to reach that goal?