Adults need to get a total of 150 minutes of physical activity throughout their week. By finding ways to get at least 30 minutes of moderate, aerobic activity 5 days a week, you can make a big difference in your health and reduce your risk for high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Making physical activity a part of your day can be easier and more enjoyable than you think. Physical activity does not have to be formal. It can include gardening, cleaning or riding your bicycle to the store. Conquer inactivity by finding ways to walk more. Walking is low-impact and it’s free! Or simply incorporate aerobic activity by finding ways to move more throughout your day.
Here are some low cost physical activity ideas:
- Swimming in a lake
- Frisbee golf
- Throwing a football
- Shooting hoops
- Strength exercises (push-ups, sit ups, etc.)
- Running/walking stairs
- Workout videos