Make exercise a part of your daily life.
Getting regular physical activity during the day is one of the most important things you can do for your health. From helping to manage your weight to reducing anxiety, physical activity has significant benefits.
Exercise helps you manage your weight.
Burning calories during activity can help you maintain a healthy weight as well as lose excess body weight and keep it off. Here are some tips on how to do both:
- To maintain your weight, work your way up to 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (e.g., 30 minutes a day, five days a week).
- To lose weight and keep it off, increase your physical activity and reduce your calorie intake. Check out dietary guidelines for your gender, age, and physical activity level.
Exercise helps to reduce your health risk for:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Some cancers
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