- Kristin McNealus, DPT, MBA
Not Enough Time?
This is the biggest excuse people have for not working out. For optimal heart health, you should get at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise most days — if not every day — of the week, according to the American Heart Association.
If you can’t do 30 minutes at a time, divide it into three 10-minute segments per day and you’ll reap the same benefits.
Are you just too tired?? Another common excuse. But exercise gives you energy! You might be surprised at how, say, popping in a workout tape for 30 minutes in the morning can change your whole day. When endorphins are released into your bloodstream during exercise, "you feel much more energized the rest of the day."
Be sure to make time to get exercise. It will keep your body and your mind healthy so you can be the best parent! Get everyone in the family to exercise together, and it can be a healthy bonding activity.
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