As we start a new year, many of us want to get more active, improve our strength and be in better shape. To set your baseline, test yourself with these five fitness moves that assess your core strength, physical endurance and balance to see how fit you really are.
Use your results to create your 2017 wellness goals, and you'll be on your way to motivating the family to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. To learn more about how much physical activity you should get each day, check out American Heart Association's guidelines for children and adults. Aim for 60 minutes a day of activity every day.
Some ways to incorporate activity in your busy day without the gym are:
- Walk or bike to school and work (even part way).
- Take the stairs whenever possible.
- Take 1-2 minute activity breaks for each hour you sit