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Participating in sports as an adult can be a whole lot of fun. Competitive games can help bring people together as a team and serve as a fun way to stay fit after you get out of work or while you are at school.
Unfortunately, playing sports can also lead to injuries, a reality that comes with physical competition.
Are you getting enough physical activity?
How about your family? Do you know the suggested daily amount of activity?
If you’re an adult, you should be incorporating at least 30 minutes of physical activity into your daily routine.For children that time is doubled to 60 minutes.
Why is Being Active Important?
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition shares that
Regular physical activity can produce long-term benefits, such as helping
- Prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke
- Control weight
- Promote strong bone, muscle and joint development
- Improve sleep
When you’re not physically active, you are more at risk for
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
But how do you squeeze that activity into an already packed schedule?
We’ve gathered some tips for each group below to help you get moving for national physical fitness month.