Physical activity can improve your overall health and reduce the risk of developing diseases like diabetes, certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. More than one and three adults and one and six children are obese in the United States. Exercise combined with proper nutrition can aid in preventing obesity and chronic health problems.
Physical activity can be as easy as walking the dog, taking an evening stroll, or constant movement for at least 30 minutes. The long-term benefits of physical activity are more energy, mental clarity, increased mood, better sleep, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, managed weight, and prevent chronic disease.
Finding time to work out on a regular basis can be a daunting task. Especially if you barely have time to do anything outside of work and taking care of your family (if you have one). So how can you find ways to squeeze exercise in while at work? For starters take the stairs instead of the elevator. Pick up the pace when you are walking. Eat your lunch while working so you can walk during your lunch break, or if you usually drive to get food on your break, walk instead. Depending on the type of work you do, you can really maximize the space to get a decent mini workout in.
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