Food is important, but it is not EVERYTHING when working towards a healthier lifestyle.
If you think:
"Exercise" = Daunting and stressful.
"Movement" = Exciting and doable.
Change your mindset. :)
"Get Moving! The New Guidelines:
Every day: active play for preschoolers throughout the day
Every day: 60 minutes of aerobic physical activity for children
3 days/week: muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening (i.e. jump-roping or running) activities for children
Every day: move more, sit less. Remember, something is better than nothing.
Every week: at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity throughout the week
2+ days/week: muscle-strengthening activities that use all major muscle groups
Follow the guidelines for adults
Each week: balance training, as well as aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities
Each week: If you can't complete 150 minutes of aerobic activity due to chronic conditions, do as much as your abilities allow
If you have chronic conditions, learn how those affect your ability to do physical activity safely."
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