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Say "Yes" to Physical Activity
Your Choice for Change - Honoring the Gift of Heart Health for American Indians
Section Five - Maintain a Healthy Weight! Stay Active and Feel Better!
Make physical activity your answer to feeling tired, bored, and out of shape. Physical activity helps you improve your heart health, reduce stress, and feel better. Follow the steps below to get started:
Mary: "I do not wait until the end of the day. I am active throughout the day. I take the stairs and walk everywhere I can. Now I am up to walking 40 minutes a day with my neighbor. It helps to like what you do and to enjoy it with someone. We are so busy talking, we walk even longer."
Examples of moderate and vigorous activities
You may breathe harder, or your heart may beat faster. You should still be able to talk with a friend.
You may breathe harder, or your heart may beat very fast. It will be hard to talk with a friend at the same time.
Are You Ready To Begin?
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES