People who are physically ACTIVE live longer, healthier lives. In fact, people who are not active are more likely to be at risk for heart disease or stroke.  Active people are more productive, and less likely to have illness and injury.    

Being active helps you maintain a healthy weight, control blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as manage your stress. All of these are positive, healthy things you should try to do.

Being active doesn’t have to be hard, it should be fun! There are many ways to make physical activity a part of daily life, whether you are out and about, at home, school, work, or play. There is always something you can do to get more active. Try to look for spontaneous exercise opportunities, it doesn’t have to be structured to count.        

Getting started is easier than you think. Start now, and start slowly. The goal is to get up to at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. The good news? You don’t have to do it all at once. Try doing 10 minutes at once a time, or multiple times throughout the day.

Some IDEAS to try are: