Stand Often – Move More – Feel Better!
People of all ages, types, sizes, and abilities can benefit from moving and being active each day. Being active throughout your lifetime can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
How much, what kind of physical activity?
There are two categories of activity and both are important:
- Aerobic and strengthening - recommendations are identified through the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. You can meet these guidelines by taking 10-minute physical activity breaks throughout the day. Walking is one of the best things to do or join co-workers for Instant Recess breaks.
- Lifestyle activities - small bouts of activity that you weave in throughout the day - break periods from sitting by standing or moving. During every hour you sit at work or at home, stand or move for 3 to 5 minutes.