1. Start Slowly
You can put yourself at lower risk of dying early by doing at least 150 minutes a week (about 20 minutes a day) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For more tips from the CDC on how to overcome barriers to physical activity:
2. Set Goals
Set small goals for yourself and your family, and increase them over time, to help make physical activity part of your routine. You can do things like:
- Talk to your family about the importance of exercise
- Find a nearby indoor fitness facility
- Make a daily exercise schedule
- Replace a half hour of TV watching with a walk, or play with your kids
- Find an exercise buddy
3. Stick With It
Set a positive example for your kids and family by staying physically active. Find creative ways for your family to be physically active together, to get the whole family moving and having fun!
For more tips from Let's Move to help make physical activity part of your family’s routine: