Tuesday, July 20, 2010


How much do you exercise each week? If you're like most Americans, the amount is well below the recommended minimum. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and at least 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity. Finding the time to fit all of this in can be a bit daunting and many people who can't do it all do nothing at all.

Mistake #1: Not doing any exercise because you don't have time to do "enough."
A little bit of exercise each day is better than no exercise. If you don't currently exercise start with 10 minutes a day. Taking a walk is an easy and effective way to get started.

Mistake #2: Not doing any exercise because you don't have a gym membership or equipment.
A walk doesn't require any equipment. Nor do push-ups or sit-ups or squats. Or grab a few cans of soup and do some bicep curls.

Mistake #3: Not doing any exercise because you don't know how.
There are plenty of web resources to help. And, the links on the exercises listed give you a sneak peek into the written tips and techniques that accompany our animated videos.

Start with 10 minutes a day which (quickly) adds up to 70 minutes a week. From there, we can keep building. The only thing is really requires is for you to decide today is the day you will make a choice for your own wellness.

Will you? Today?

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