For many people, the word exercise sends shivers down the spine. But exercise does not need to be scary. Instead, it should be a fun and safe activity to share with friends and loved ones. In fact, exercise is one of the most effective medications we have...and it is free! Just 10 minutes of brisk walking at a time can reduce your risk of disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.
Exercise can help you lose weight and can keep bones and muscles healthy. It can reduce the pain from arthritis, and can even help treat anxiety. Experts recommend that we get at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate intensity physical activity. That is the same as 30 minutes each day, 5 days a week.