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Tip #11: Move More, Choose Your Own Workout

Welcome to tips for living a healthier life: the Healthy for Good Program (HFG). This week's tip (#11) is to Move More.

Choose your own workout infographic

Getting recommended amounts of physical activity weekly (150 minutes of moderate activity) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood.

To help you get started, try choosing 3-4 exercises from both the cardio and strengthening/stability exercises below:

Cardio Exercises

  • Jumping jacks
  • Jumping ropes
  • Jogging or marching in place
  • Stair-climbing or step-ups
  • High knees
  • Mountain climbers
  • Star jumps
  • Burpees

Strengthening and Stability Exercises

  • Plank and side plank
  • Pushups
  • Sit-ups or crunches
  • Hip lift or bridge position
  • Tricep dips on a chair
  • Lunges
  • Squats or chair position
  • Wall sits

Alternate cardio and strength exercises in short bursts of 30 seconds for up to 3 minutes, then repeat the circuit two to three times.

HFG is a partnership with the American Heart Association.