Energize Yourself and Your Family

Did You Know?

Being healthy and active can help give you the energy to keep up with the demands of your busy life, take better care of yourself, and be there for the people who depend on you.

If you are overweight and inactive, you are more likely to get:

Why Move More and Eat Better?

Being active and making smart food choices is good for your health. But that is not the only reason to move more and eat better. You can:

  • Have more energy and less stress.
  • Feel better about yourself.
  • Tone your body.
  • Look better in your clothes.
  • Set a good example for your children and your friends.

Tips on Moving More

Try to do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (like brisk walking) on most days of the week. It is not as hard as you may think, and you do not have to do the whole 30 minutes at one time. Try these tips to get past things that keep you from being active.

"I don't have time for physical activity."

You can "sneak" it into your day, a few minutes at a time. Get started by making these small changes in your daily routine:

  • Get off the bus or subway one stop early and walk the rest of the way (be sure the area is safe).
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator (be sure the stairs are well lit).
  • Walk and talk with a friend at lunch.
  • Put more energy into housework and yard work.