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Getting Started with Exercise

Getting Started with Exercise

Physical activity is a key component of a healthy life. When you move more, you feel better!  Follow these tips to get started:

  • If you’re just starting out, begin with 10 minutes daily, and build toward 30-60 minutes.
  • Mix it up!  Variety can keep you going. Walk, garden, bowl, dance or take a class.
  • Dress for success. Proper shoes and comfortable clothes can help prevent injury and fatigue.

Need more ideas? How about:

  • Joining or starting a walking group in your neighborhood or at the mall.
  • Walk up and down the field while watching your children play sports.
  • Walk the dog, clean the house, wash the car, mow the grass.
  • While watching TV, walk in place get on a piece of exercise equipment or do stretches.
  • Think about planting a garden this spring.
  • Play with your children: shoot hoops, dance or play hide and seek.

Learn more about getting started with exercise by watching this video from Chad Thury, DO, Family Medicine.

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