Get a Move On, Listen to Music and Control Diabetes
been inactive or you are trying a new activity, start slowly, with 5 to 10 minutes a day. Then add a little more time each week and gradually work your way up to 30 minutes.
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Try these simple ways to add physical activities in your life each day: walk instead of drive, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park at the far end of the shopping center parking lot and walk to the store, or walk the kids home from school.
If you are sitting for a long time, such as working at a desk or watching TV, do some light activity for 3 minutes or more every half hour. Light activities include; leg lifts or extensions, overhead arm stretches, desk chair swivels, torso twists, side lunges and walking in place.
Aerobic exercise is an activity that makes your heart beat faster and makes you breathe harder. You should aim for doing aerobic exercise for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. If you don’t have time to carve out 30 minutes daily for physical activity, you can break it up into three 10 minute segments or two 15 minute segments. Get it in where you can fit it in.
To get the most out of your activity, exercise at a moderate to vigorous level. Try walking briskly or hiking, climbing stairs, swimming or a water-aerobics class, dancing, riding a bicycle or a stationary bicycle, taking an exercise class, playing basketball, tennis, or other sports.
Strength training sometimes known as weight lifting or resistance training, is physical activity that