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|