Increasing daily movement to just 30 minutes a day has many benefits including:
- Improving mental health
- Managing weight
- Strengthening bones and muscles
- Decreasing risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension
Increased physical activity does not have to mean a daily exercise class. In fact, daily movement can look many ways: dance in the kitchen with a loved one, play with your children in the park, go for a dip in the pool with friends, explore nearby greenspaces and trails, etc. Below are resources that can help you find areas to explore where you live:
Organizing activities with friends or neighbors is a great way to get fresh air and increase daily movement. Check out our free programs, and get more information on our Walk TX and More 10-Week Challenge and the Yoga Beginners Series. Walk TX and More can be done virtually or in-person!
Walk TX and More 10-Week Challenge
In this free, 10-Week Challenge, you can earn points for any physical activity, not just walking. We provide assistance getting started, weekly educational emails, and incentives (all optional).
Want to learn more about the Walk TX and More 10-Week Challenge? Register for a free virtual orientation!
Yoga Beginners Series
The Yoga Beginners Series is an 8-week series (1 class per week). It’s for true beginners who think they are not flexible or may have never tried yoga before.
Interested in learning more about a class near you?
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR ADULTS
READ AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY’S FIRST EVER ACTIVE LIVING PLAN
HOW MUCH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS ENOUGH?
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KNOW THE BENEFITS
COMMON BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
- Increases energy
- Improves memory
- Improves sleep
- Improves mood
- Decreases weight
- Decreases osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers and much more!