Recognize what is stopping you.
get in motion
You likely already are!
stay in motion
Do the activities you love.
As long as I can remember, I've been anxious about people watching me exercise. With that, I've avoided gyms like the plague. When my husband finally convinced me to go with him to the gym, my fears were laid to rest. I realized that day, two things.
1: Going to a gym is an invigorating experience. It's energizing to be around other people with the similar goals.
2: People are so focused on what they're doing that for the most part, no one is paying you attention.
So I say, if you have the time, try a gym out. It's also helpful to have a gym buddy, someone there to encourage you.
SIMPLE WAYS TO GET ACTIVE
Do as much activity as your body will allow!
Gradually increase your activity level.
The activities that you are doing on a daily basis, even performing your job if it requires you to exert yourself, are all helping you to become more fit.
Be adventurous! Live life! Have fun!
Get out there and do what makes you happy.
Just keep moving! Your health benefits the more you move. However you do it. Exercise as much of your body as many times as you can a day.
Take the stairs
Find your hobbies
Take time to disconnect
Exercise your brain
Learn new things
physical activities guidelines
Brief summary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
AT LEAST 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
Should include aerobic, bone strengthening, and muscle strengthening activities.
Encourage activity by engaging in fun activities.
AT LEAST 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week of OR 75 minutes of weekly vigorous activity.
Should include muscle strengthening exercises.
Additional health benefits with activity exceeding this amount!
aged 65 and older
Continue to follow previous adult recommendations until unable to safely do so.
Focus on activities to improve deficiencies. Be cognizant of chronic diseases, and consult with doctor about starting or
changing an exercise regimen.
Please visit http://www.health.gov/paguidelines for more information on physical activity recommendations.
Be sure you are healthy enough for exercise anytime you are starting a new regimen. You may need to consult a doctor. Do not put yourself in any uncomfortable situations. For example, if you do not feel safe in a staircase or parking lot, do what you feel is safest.