Exercise Tips

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Regular physical activity is important for your overall health and well-being. Dr. Edward Hill tells us some ways that we can incorporate this into our daily lives in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Getting regular physical activity can help keep your heart healthy, prevent some diseases and make depression better. It also can help you stay at a healthy weight and give you more energy.

Most people should get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity at least five days each week. You can split up the 30 minutes of physical activity into 10-minute blocks. There are many activities that you can do at a moderate level to stay healthy:

Walking

Bicycling

Aerobics

Gardening

Household chores, and

Actively playing with your children

You can also work physical activity into what you already do. Walk to the store instead of driving, use a push lawnmower instead of a riding one, take the stairs instead of elevators or park farther from entrances.

Consider planning active time with family members to set a good example or help them get the physical activity they need. Ask your doctor first if it is safe for you to increase your physical activity.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.