Let’s Get Physically Active!

Happy family walking with dog in the forest

Being physically active isn’t just going to the gym or enrolling in a fitness boot-camp. It’s about having fun, running around, and playing. Just because you’re grown up doesn’t mean you can’t play. It’s also free, depending on what you do. There are so many health benefits too! Increasing physical activity helps with healthy weight loss, strengthening muscles and bones, maintaining a healthy weight, and increasing your chances of living a longer healthier life.

According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need at least 2 ½ hours of physical activity every week, and 5 hours is even better. Kids and teens (ages 6-17) need at least an hour of physical activity every day. Biking, running, swimming, hiking, soccer, football, tag, jump rope, and capture the flag are just a few options. How you spend those hours is up to you. Remember to have fun with it and make it fit into your week and lifestyle.

More Info: To learn more about how to get active physically go to ChooseMyPlate.gov

Safety Tip: Remember to check the air quality before exercising outside. It’s been smoky out the past few weeks, so stay safe and check the air quality here at AirNow.gov

Next Week: We’ll look at ways to be physically active in the great Idaho outdoors and share a fast power-packed recipe for families on the go.

Share Your Thoughts: What are some exercises you do indoors when the weather is bad?

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