Exercise & Diet

Women of all ages can benefit from regular exercise and keeping active throughout their lives. You should try to be active for at least 30 minutes per day, which in turn can make you feel better and boost your health. In fact, regular exercise can prevent many diseases, including heart attack and stroke, and thus, dying younger. Physical activity is also proven to relieve symptoms of conditions ranging from depression to high blood pressure. Other benefits include improved sleep and better performance at work and/or school.

To start a new exercise routine, you should gradually increase the intensity of your workouts as you become more fit. Make sure you invest in a good pair of shoes and start with brisk walks. You can even get moving at home with an online workout video, or you can go to the gym to do activities like swimming or using the elliptical machine.

Learn more tips about exercise and diet for women at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website.