Throw In Some Extra Physical Activity

It's day 9 of the Renew Challenge. 

Every little bit helps because life-extending benefits of physical activity add up. One study found that short bursts of vigorous exercise are just as good as longer bouts of exercise.

We’re talking something small — how about taking a 15-minute walk outdoors before starting your day? Or taking a quick morning stretch? quick morning stretch? Or doing a set of 10 squats or calf raises during your lunch break? Accumulated activity can positively impact your health!

Here are some other ideas:
  • Try using a standing desk
  • Move every 90 minutes to help shift energy levels
  • Take 5 minutes to go outside during lunch
  • Do some squats, lunges, or wall push-ups during a conference call
Let us know what you try and post a photo of in our Facebook group. Find this helpful? Use the social media links on this page to share it with a nurse. Invite them to join the Renew challenge, powered by support from Humana.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Mar 28, 2019 6:54 AM America/Chicago

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