Whether just starting out or maintaining a long-term nutrition plan, we cannot take our eyes off the target. Most successful beginners start slowly by making incremental changes over time rather than wholesale changes overnight. Remember, wellness is not a destination … it is a lifestyle. Take one day at a time. Click here for a few other tips.
The latest research (National Cancer Institute, Mar 2018) questions the theory and practice that cardiorespiratory exercise must be of at least 10 minutes in duration to be effective. Now, it could be that all chunks of moderate to vigorous physical activities—i.e., not merely strolling—accumulated throughout the day may be sufficiently beneficial. Follow this link for more details.
Research continues to show the direct benefit of exercise for our children’s physical and mental well-being. Exercise reduces childhood obesity and increases academic performance, according to study after study. Check out this link for summaries of 2 research projects which support this concept.
Exercise and Children: Better Brain Health, Less Obesity, Less Stress
Staying active and healthy does not require a great deal of exertion. Also, it is cumulative. Meaning, we can achieve the necessary benefits in a little as 10-minute chunks of moderate to vigorous activity throughout the day. Heart healthy physical activity is important to our well-being.
“Make physical activity a part of your family’s routine. Plan to walk each night after dinner to get everyone moving! Find more tips for increasing physical activity here:”