Five Tips to Spring Into Better Health

Posted on: March 31, 2016 by Healthy Lives 1 Comment


According to the American Heart Association, about 70 percent of Americans struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and do not get the recommended amounts of physical activity, at least 150 minutes per week for adults and 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents.

Use National Walking Day, Wednesday, April 6, as the day you kick start a month of more movement.

Here are five tips to help you stay motivated:

  1. Wear a pedometer, fitness tracker or use a fitness app, such as MapMyWalk, to help you track your distance, activity or steps.
  2. Join a walking group or walking challenge. You can also meet up with a family member, co-worker or friend for a regularly scheduled walk to keep each other accountable.
  3. Walk your dog for beneficial exercise for you both.
  4. Are you limited on space and time? Use parking garages or office hallways to fit in a short bout of activity between meetings or on your break.
  5. Encourage walking meetings to brainstorm ideas. You will have more energy and focus to tackle tasks creatively.

Take a pledge to make your health a priority and find ways to move more each day.

Click here to find an American Heart Association walking group near you or visit to participate in your local American Heart Association Heart Walk.

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  1. RobertBak says:

    The best fitness tip for building up your arms is to work opposite muscles in opposite sets of each other. The best example would be to work the triceps and then the biceps. Each has the opportunity to rest while the other is being worked. This minimizes your time and maximizes your workout.

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