getting active

overcome deterrants

Recognize what is stopping you.

get in motion

You likely already are!

stay in motion

Do the activities you love.

Empty Gym

 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.

-Erica

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.

Walk
Laugh
Take the stairs
Stand up
Play
Dance
Do housework
Find your hobbies
Take time to disconnect
Follow passions
Be adventurous
Exercise your brain
Challenge yourself
Learn new things
Go shopping
Vacation

physical activities guidelines

Brief summary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

CHILDEN

aged 6-17

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.

ADULTS

aged 18-64

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!

ADULTS

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. 

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.