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Health Tip: Get Exercise Every Day

Health Tip: Get Exercise Every Day

11/08/13

(HealthDay News) -- Daily exercise needn't feel like a burden. It can be as simple as taking a daily stroll with the family.

The American College of Sports Medicine suggests how to be more active every day:

  • Take regular walks -- after dinner with the family, a walk instead of a drive or take the dog for a stroll.
  • Enjoy your favorite TV shows, but get up and take an exercise break during commercials. When reading, get some exercise after every six pages.
  • Walk quickly or run while doing errands. Walk the escalators instead of just riding on them.
  • Do laps through the aisles of the grocery store, or walk quickly on your trip to the mall.
  • Start an active new hobby, such as biking or hiking.
  • If you're on the phone, walk around while you chat.
  • Dance to your favorite music, or engage in active play with your kids for at least 30 minutes each day.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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