Healthy, fit bodies come in all sizes. Whatever your size or shape, get physically active now and keep moving for a healthier you!
WOULD you like to be more physically active, but are not sure if you can do it?
Good news—if you are a very large person, you can be physically active—and you can have fun and feel good doing it.
THERE may be special challenges for very large people who are physically active. You may not be able to bend or move in the same way that other people can. It may be hard to find clothes and equipment for exercising. You may feel self-conscious being physically active around other people.
Facing these challenges is hard—but it can be done! The information in this booklet may help you start being more active and healthier—no matter what your size!
Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and over one-third are obese, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) .
Why should I be active?
BEING physically active may help you live longer and protect you from:
◆ type 2 diabetes
◆high blood pressure
If you have any of these health problems, being physically active may help improve your symptoms.
REGULAR physical activity helps you feel better
◆ Lowers your stress and boosts your mood.
◆ Increases your strength, movement, balance, and flexibility.
◆Helps control blood pressure and blood sugar.
◆Helps build healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
◆Helps your heart and lungs work better.
◆ Improves your self-esteem.
◆Boosts energy during the day and may aid in sleep at night.
How do I get started?
We will be posting new ways everyday for next few days on how to be more active even with extra weight on your body. See you tomorrow.