Did you know?
- Almost half of U.S. adults are not active enough to maintain good health. And, about one in three adults participate in NO leisure time physical activity at all.
- Getting recommended amounts of physical activity (at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity, 75 minutes of vigorous activity, or a combination of those activities per week) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, improved mental health and cognitive function, and lower risk of depression.
When you Move More every day, you can reach some pretty big goals over time. Small steps can add up to huge strides -- in your physical health, mental health, stress levels, sleep, productivity, relationships and more.
- 10 minutes of stretching is like walking the length of a football field
- 2.5 hours of walking every week for a year is like walking across the state of Wyoming
- 30 minutes of singles tennis is like walking a 5K
- 1 hour of dancing every week for a year is like walking from Chicago to Indianapolis
- 20 minutes of vacuuming is like walking one mile
- 30 minutes of grocery shopping every other week for a year is like walking a marathon
For more ways to add activity to your life, visit heart.org/movemore
Did you know?
April 7th is National Walking Day.
Make it easy on yourself to Move More with these tips and tricks:
Make It Yours
1. Lean into your own personality to get into the groove. Your favorite music, your ideal time of day and activities you actually enjoy are more likely to keep you motivated.Stay Supported
Build It In
Give It Time
Keep It Going
Important Dates in April
4/1-4/30 - Move More Month
4/1 - April Fool's Day
4/5-4/11 - National Public Health Week
4/7 - National Walking Day
4/7 - World Health Day
4/22 - Earth Day
4/26-4/30 - Every Kid Healthy Week