Exercise significantly improves your health in many ways — from helping to maintain a healthy weight and keeping cholesterol levels in check, to maintaining good blood flow to the body and encouraging growth of new brain cells and connections for good brain health.
Give your body — and your brain — a good workout
A healthy body is the key to a healthy brain. Make a commitment today to get your body and your brain working together.
Here are some helpful tips for a keeping physically active:
- Engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day to encourage new brain cells and connections. Walk, play sports, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or do something you enjoy outdoors.
- Don't lose any sleep over your physical health — try to get approximately seven to eight hours of sleep each day.
- See your doctor regularly to help monitor your health and ensure you're in tip-top shape.
- Don't smoke!
- Maintain a healthy weight to minimize your risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.