Health Watch: Walk toward better health

Apr 20, 2009
GateHouse News Service
Posted Apr 20, 2009 @ 08:00 AM

When it comes to weight loss, activity is essential to obtaining results and supporting a healthy lifestyle. Spring is the perfect time to learn how easy it is to get started.

According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults can gain substantial health benefits from physical activity by doing two hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity coupled with strength training activities.

Starting slow and maintaining motivation are key to staying active for the long term. Here are some tips to start moving more:

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