Children should be physically active for 60 minutes every day and it is recommended that adults include 150 minutes of physical activity each week.
Here are some suggestions for adding physical activity to a day.
Eating right and exercising are important for a strong, healthy body. Besides being fun, regular exercise helps you have a healthy heart and healthy blood vessels, strong muscles, healthy lungs, healthy bones. Being active also helps you control weight, sleep better, feel better, learn better and prevents constipation.
Physical activity is so important for children, adolescents, teens, and adults of all ages. You are always young enough to exercise. So, how can we stay more active? The key is to make physical activity a part of your lifestyle. Include eating healthy foods and exercise daily to control weight and prevent chronic diseases. This simple recipe for health will keep you strong, happy and vivacious. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Go play and have fun. Physical activity is fun.
US Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/
My Plate: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture