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Exercise is Medicine

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Exercise to have fun and be healthy, not just to lose weight

Exercise at your own pace with a goal to progress to a healthier, energized body. If you begin with a 5-10 minute walk a day, great. Take that 5-10 minute walk a day and enjoy the benefits of stepping healthy, one step at a time. Always exercise at your own pace with movement that you enjoy, as your body gets stronger, it will take you where you need to go to meet your goals.

Movement Motivator: Turn on your favorite music in the comfort of your home or take it outside with your favorite music app using an earpiece or headphone music devices, and have fun stepping for life.

Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise

Goal: 2.5 hours or 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous aerobic or cardiovascular exercise within your target heart rate training zone to ensure that you will optimize your exercise and receive the best benefits. Click here to learn more. 

Resistance/strength training exercise

Increased muscle mass, makes it easier for your body to burn calories. Exercise to tone and strengthen muscles is significant for an overall healthy body and for the best health benefits.

They don’t all need to be done every day, but variety helps keep the body fit and healthy, and makes exercise interesting. You can do a variety of exercises to keep the body fit and healthy and to keep your physical activity routine exciting. The American Heart Association recommends strength training at least twice per week. Click here to learn more. 

Don’t forget to drink water

Water is essential to your health and you should get an adequate amount of fluids to meet your basic needs. You need water to maintain proper functioning of every organ and cell in your body. When you exercise, water is essential to help regulate your body temperature to avoid dehydration and further complications. American College of Exercise (ACE) recommends drinking 17 to 20 ounces of water two to three hours before beginning your workout. About 20 to 30 minutes before your workout, drink another 8 ounces. While you are exercising, drink 7 to 10 ounces every 10-20 minutes. Within 30 minutes of completing your workout, drink an additional 8 ounces. Click here for more information.