Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Be Active
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. People who are physically active live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Take a few minutes to figure out how to add physical activity to your life and overcome barriers. Find something you enjoy, such as jogging or running, dancing, or playing sports.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Park farther away and walk.
- Walk the dog.
- Take family walks or play active games together.
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Page last modified: September 6, 2013
Page last reviewed: September 6, 2013