Life's Simple 7 Be More Active Infographic

Life's Simple 7 Move more Be Active Infographic

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How to be More Active

Move More

Adults should get a weekly total of at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity 0R 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity or a combination of both, spread throughout the week.

  • Be Strong: Include muscle-strengthening activity (like resistance or weight training) at least twice a week
  • Add Intensity: Increase time, distance, amount or effort for more benefits
  • Sit Less: Get up and move throughout the day

Kids and teens should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day

Tips for Success

  1. Set Goals: Set realistic goals and make small, lasting changes to set yourself up for success.
  2. Keep Going: Once you reach these goals, don’t stop. Gradually increase your activity and intensity to gain even more health benefits.
  3. Walk More: There are many ways to get active. You may find walking the easiest way to start.
  4. Add It Up: Find ways to move more throughout your daily routine, whether it's at work, on your commute or at home. Every active minute counts toward your goal.
  5. Make a Habit: Do something active every day at about the same time so it becomes a regular habit. Put it on your schedule so you're less likely to miss a day.

Learn more at heart.org/MyLifeCheck and heart.org/BeActive. 

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