MOVE MORE - Adults

We sit a lot these days... drive places, sit at work and at the computer and watch TV. 

Americans are getting sicker -and thicker - and much of it has to do with not moving enough!

WHY is moving important?

When you are active, you:

  • Feel healthier
  • Feel happier with less stress
  • Have more energy
  • Keep fit and trim
  • Think & concentrate better

 

  • Lose excess fat
  • Are more flexible
  • Build muscle & bone
  • Have strong heart & lungs

 

It's been proven, adults that move more (30 minutes on most days) cut the risk of heart attack and stroke, and are sick 1/2 of the time compared to sedentary people, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and blood sugar, raise good cholesterol and have a lower risk of diabetes and osteoporosis. The average adult can lose about 18 pounds/year by changing nothing but adding walking (45 minutes, 4x a week). 

HOW MUCH is enough?

Move your body with sports, games and other forms of activity on average, at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week.  MIX it up!  You can get moving at separate times throughout the day doing different things, or exercise all at once.

You'll have to move more if you're working on losing weight or maintaining weight loss.

WHAT can I do?

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Walk
  • Jog
  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Jump Rope
  • Work out with videos
  • Dance with videos
  • Swim
  • Ride your bicycle
  • Roller Blade
  • Chores
  • Gold
  • Hike
  • Bowl
  • Climb

WHEN should I move?

ALL day long! If you're an early riser, start in the morning.  Exercise at home, at the gym or during work breaks.  Schedule in time for yourself and your workouts to assure they become routine.  Often, getting the exercise in before you're turn home from work is best.  Get up & move, and have fun getting healthier!

 

MOVE MORE - Kids

We sit a lot these days... drive places, sit in classes and at the computer, play video games,

watch TV. Americans are getting sicker -and thicker - and much of it has to do with not moving enough!

WHY is moving important?

When you are active, you:

  • Feel Healthier
  • Feel happier with less stress
  • Have more energy
  • Keep fit and trim
  • Think and concentrate better
  • Lose excess fat
  • Build muscle & bone
  • Are more flexible
  • Have strong heart & lungs

It's been proven,kids that move more, score higher on tests & perform better in academics & sports.

HOW MUCH is enough?

Move your body with sports, games and other forms of activity EVERYDAY for at least 60 minutes total.  MIX it up!  You can get moving at separate times throughout the day doing different things, or exercise all at once. 

WHAT can I do?

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Walk
  • Jog
  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Ride your bicycle
  • Bowl
  • Golf
  • Roller Blade
  • Climb
  • Volleyball
  •  Basketball
  • Swim
  • Jump Rope
  • Work out with videos
  • Dance with videos
  • Hike
  • Chores

WHEN should I move?

ALL day long! If you're an early riser, start in the morning.  Exercise at home or at school with intramurals.  Right after school is a great time to get your blood pumping.  Get up& move, and have fun getting healthier!