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Physical Activity

Move for Wellness

Individuals of all ages can benefit from daily physical activity. Daily physical activity is important for your health and wellness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. If you have any questions please see a personal trainer or fitness specialist.

Benefits:

  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduces Stress
  • Healthy Bones
  • Helps you look and feel great
  • Reduces your risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and some forms of cancer.
 
active toddler

Toddlers

(1-2 years old)

  • Toddlers should play actively 60 minutes a day.
  • Play with your baby each day for 60 minutes or more for good health.
active child

Children and Teens

(3 to 18 years old)

  • Being active can help protect your children from some diseases.
  • Children should play actively 60 minutes a day for good health.
  • For better flexibility your child should stretch their muscles every day.
 
active adults

Healthy Adult

(Ages 18-64)

  • Being active can help protect you from some diseases.
  • Walk 30 minutes a day for good health.
  • Walk 60 minutes a day for good health and to lose body fat.
  • Strength training can maintain muscle tone and help to lose body fat.
  • Do 8-10 exercises with enough resistance so you can do 8-10 repetitions twice a week.
  • For better flexibility stretch your muscles every morning.
active senior

Senior Adults

(65 or age 50-64 with Chronic Conditions)

  • Being active can help protect you from some diseases.
  • Walk 30 minutes 5 days/week for better health.
  • Strength training can maintain muscle tone and help to lose body fat.
  • Do 8-10 exercises with enough resistance so you can do 10-15 repetitions 2-3 times a week.
  • For better flexibility stretch your muscles every morning.
  • To avoid falls, please see a Physical Therapist to learn balance exercises that can help.