The World Health Organization suggests setting up a regular routine to be active every day, by planning a physical activity or exercise break. More than ever before, it is important for people of all ages and abilities to be as active as possible. Even a short break from sitting, by doing 3-5 minutes of physical movement, such as walking or stretching, will help ease muscle strain, relieve mental tension and improve blood circulation and muscle activity. Aim to take these breaks every 20-30 minutes. Regular physical activity can also help to give the day a routine and be a way of staying in contact with family and friends.
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World Health Organization – working for better health for everyone, everywhere.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation – provides free, evidence-based resources to support the physical, social and emotional health of children and their caregivers.
The Cooper Institute – promotes life-long health and wellness worldwide through research, education and advocacy. By improving public health, the Institute helps people lead longer, healthier lives now and #WELLintothefuture
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
National Institute of Health – Information on how exercise and physical activity can help you stay healthy as you age.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Physical activity basics.
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Information and resources related to physical activity and weight management.
American Heart Association – Join them for a #MoveMore Party!
MedlinePlus – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Gundersen Health System – Gentle Yoga – A Place to Begin (video)
Mayo Clinic Health System – Learn ways to get and stay physically fit