Physical Activity: Good for your body and mind

June 13, 2022 | Jody Gatewood

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We often hear about the many benefits physical activity has for our physical health but it also has numerous benefits for our mental health. Mental and physical health are closely connected. By being physically active, you can reduce your risk of heart disease and your risk of depression and anxiety. And you don’t have to workout for long periods of time to get the benefits. Short amounts of physical activity throughout the day add up and make a difference.

Walking is a great way to be physically active. It can be done almost anywhere, doesn’t require expensive equipment and is low impact, so easy on your joints. Going for a 10-minute walk can help clear your mind and boost your mood.

Another option for movement is our new Low Impact Cardio Routine on Spend Smart. Eat Smart. The routine is 10 minutes long and you only need a small amount of space to move around in. It is fun to do at home, at work, or on the go since it’s also available on the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. app. Give it a try today!

Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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