Making time to be active
We all need 60 minutes of physical activity a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Though that may seem like a big commitment, working that time into your hectic schedule is much easier than it sounds. “Anything that you do that is active is going to increase your health benefits,” says Barbara Hagen, provincial coordinator for Alberta’s Be Fit for Life Network. That includes activities you do on a regular basis, like household chores. Here’s how some of your mundane housework can have a positive effect on your overall health.
As always, consult your doctor before attempting any new physical activity.