Take Heart – Say Yes to Physical Activity
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Regular physical activity can help your heart and lungs work better; lower your blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose (blood sugar); and help you control your weight. It can also help you relax, feel less tense, sleep better, have more energy, and feel better about yourself. Physical activity can also reduce your risk for diabetes and some types of cancer.
Make staying active a lifelong habit.
Lola Idad has learned that the more physical activity you do, the easier it gets.
Keep moving. Start slowly, and work your way up!
Try to do at least 30 minutes of activity every day. If you’re short on time, try three or more 10-minute periods.
Start with light activities
Move to moderate activities
Increase to vigorous activities
Other things to do to help you and your family get started:
Lola and her family have all increased their physical activity. They now dance and go for walks at the local park on weekends. Cesar, Ric, and Antonio have started a community basketball league at the local community center. Your health and your family’s health are priceless. Value it!
Last Updated March 2012