Activity Article

Run the Plank – A great way to help the community and improve your wellbeing

We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life?

Here are just a few of the ways physical activity can help you feel better, look better and live better.

  • It’s a natural mood lifter. Regular physical activity can relieve stress, anxiety, depression and anger. Most people notice they feel better over time as physical activity becomes a regular part of their lives.
  • It keeps you physically fit and able. Without regular activity, your body slowly loses its strength, stamina, and ability to function properly.
  • It helps keep the doctor away. Too much sitting and other sedentary activities can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week. That’s only 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. And three 10-minute brisk walking breaks count toward your goal.

You don’t have to make big life changes to see the benefits. Just start building more activity into your day, one step at a time.

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