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According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, adults should be getting at least 2.5 hours of moderate activity each week to maintain a healthy body weight and stay healthy. Physical activity can help us decrease stress, strengthen our bodies and increase overall energy levels – especially if you properly fuel yourself. It can also prevent chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Though 2.5 hours may seem daunting, there is no shortage of activities you can engage in – whether at work, at home or on the go – that will help get your heart pumping.
Here are some easy ways to fit more physical activity into your day:
As you keep these tips in mind, it’s also important to recharge and refuel your body throughout the day and after exercising to make sure you are not only getting your essential vitamins and nutrients, but also staying energized. Packable snacks like cheese or nuts, or nutritional drinks like BOOST® High Protein™, which gives you a nice boost of muscle-building protein, are great options to keep handy for when you’ve completed any form physical activity – no matter the intensity level.
Whether you’re in the office or at home, challenge yourself to add short bursts of physical activity a few times a day to get your heart rate up, and to improve your health!
This article has been sponsored by BOOST®, but all comments and opinions are my own.
 Health Canada. “Food and Nutrition – Be Active.” Retrieved from: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/maintain-adopt/weights-poids-eng.php (Accessed June 2, 2017)
 Bergouignan, A. et al. “Effect of frequent interruptions of prolonged sitting on self-perceived levels of energy, mood, food cravings and cognitive function.” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2016. https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-016-0437-z
 Public Health Agency of Canada. “Physical Activity.” Retrieved from: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/index-eng.php (Accessed June 2, 2017)