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Physical activity is a powerful tool for reducing stress — it boosts energy levels and stimulates the release of endorphins, which naturally improve mood. It also lowers stress hormones like cortisol, making us feel less anxious.

Exercise can also take your mind off things. Finding time to do it can be challenging, but even simple activities like standing up while you work, using the stairs instead of the elevator, or stretching before bed can make a difference. Find activities you enjoy and make them a regular part of your routine to stay active and healthy.

3 ways to get moving

  • Start with small changes
  • Limit your sitting time
  • “Take 15” to be active
Take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk or bike to nearby destinations, park farther away from the entrance of the store, or do household chores that require physical exertion. Small changes can make a big difference.

Studies have shown that sitting for long periods can be detrimental to our health. Set reminders to stand up, stretch, or walk around every hour.

If you need a reminder to move throughout the day, check out (app to be determined) to get notifications on your phone to move with how-to videos and movement breaks you can do anywhere.

Physical activity doesn’t have to be a full workout. Scientific studies agree that 15 minutes of exercise a day is enough to make a difference.

 How you choose to exercise is unique to you! Take 5- to 15-minute breaks at school, work, or home throughout the day.

  • Take the stairs
  • Do 25 jumping jacks
  • Pick up two water bottles and use them as weights for 10 minutes
  • Do hopscotch or jump rope
  • Ride a bike
  • Dance!


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