Lesson 3 -Move it or Lose it
- Incorporate 150 minutes of physical activity during the week. If you're already doing this or more - great! Keep it up.
- Begin to incorporate strength training into your weekly routine.
- Select the three benefits of physical activity that are the most important to you.
|Increase muscle mass and strength
|Increase bone density
|Increase your metabolism
|Increase your energy level
|Improve your balance
|Maintain your independence as you get older
|Improve your reaction time
|Improve your cognitive ability
|Increase your HDL (good) cholesterol
|Improve the quality of your sleep
|Increase the likelihood of living longer
|Decreasing your body fat percentage
|Decreasing your blood pressure
|Slow the rate of bone loss
|Decrease your chances for falls and fractures
|Alleviate anxiety, depression and stress
|Increase your insulin resistance
|Decrease your risk for heart attack
|Decrease your risk for some cancers