Many of you may be thinking about making your health a priority in the New Year. Did you know that being physically active can help you increase your chances of living longer, feel better about yourself, decrease your chances of becoming depressed, sleep well at night, and stay at or get to a healthy weight?

Adding activity into your day is a great idea. Adults should aim for at least two and a half hours or 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week . Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing. Most importantly, you should have fun while being active. Be sure to strength train for healthy muscles and bones. Do strengthening activities at least twice a week. Activities that build strength include lifting weights, doing push-ups and sit-ups, working with resistance bands, or heavy gardening.

Find out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention what you need to know before getting started on adding more physical activity into your day. Check out more ways to improve your health today, tomorrow, and in the future with physical activity. This year, you can even find ways to Put a Little Play into Your Day. I’ll highlight several other health tips you can incorporate into your New Year’s resolution list in the coming weeks. Check back here on my blog and visit us on social media to learn more.