Move more, sit less

All physical activity can help offset the risks of health disease, high blood pressure and all causes of mortality. Even for inactive adults, replacing inactive behavior with light physical activity can produce some health benefits.

According to the American Psychological Association, 42% of Americans have increased weight gain of 29 pounds on average since the start of the pandemic.

What to do?

The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and help prevent chronic disease. Click on the link located in the source below or visit USDA.gov for the full USDA healthy eating plan.

The CDC suggest making better food choices buy eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy products and stay hydrated with water.  The CDC also suggest moving more and sitting less can help you prevent and manage chronic diseases including improving balance and stamina. This will reduce the risk of falls and improve brain health. Do moderate physical activity like walking at least 150 minutes a week or 22 to 30 minutes a day. This could be as easy as walking to your mailbox or bringing in your groceries. For more information on Healthy aging visit www.rfpcares.net or contact us at Rodgers Family Pharmacy. “Where we treat you like family.”

 

 

 

Source:

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2021/07/extra-weight-covid

https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/sites/default/files/2021-03/Dietary_Guidelines_for_Americans-2020-2025.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/healthy-aging.htm