Want a simple way to improve your Health & Fitness Age?
Get active every day.
Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. It doesn’t have to be set exercises in a gym, it can be anything from vacuuming the house to running a marathon.
We often underestimate the amount of time we spend sitting every week. Even if you already do the recommended amount of physical activity each week, you will benefit from sitting less.
Break up long periods of sitting down. Get up and stretch, get a drink of water or go for a quick walk around.
There are so many opportunities to move more. The trick is to find fun activities you enjoy like meeting friends for a walk, rather than sitting in a coffee shop.
If you haven’t been active for a while, have a health problem, or are concerned about the safety of being active, consult your doctor for advice on the best type of activities for you.
To be even healthier, muscle strengthening activities are recommended on at least two days per week. These can be simple body weight activities such as lunges or squats, weights or resistance training at a gym.
No matter what muscle strengthening you do, it will help you become more mobile, stronger and improve your posture.
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These easy-to-follow workouts and mini workouts can help you lower your Health & Fitness Age and enjoy life more.