Simple Ways to Add Physical Activity into your Daily Life

Last week was The Longest Day of Play, a time to encourage kids to take advantage of the extra daylight hours by being active. But physical activity is important for adults, too!  Having a hard time making physical activity part of your life? Regular physical activity has many benefits for your health. Consider these simple ways to add physical activity to your daily life:

  • Take a walk with coworkers during your lunch break
  • Go on a family bike ride around the neighborhood after dinner
  • Turn on your favorite music and dance as you prepare dinner or clean the house
  • Join a summer sports league in something you enjoy, like softball, soccer, or kickball

Communities across the country can make changes to encourage residents to be physically active. Improving access to safe and convenient places where people can be physically active can help make the active choice the easy choice. So join the kids and continue to play!

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Adding Physical Activity to Your Daily Life

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Physical Activity

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
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