Hello! I am Dr. Melissa Accordino, and I am a breast oncologist at Columbia University Medical Center. I enjoy talking with my patients about how they can improve their diets. I tell all of my patients that regular physical activity is great for their health. This newsletter will help you stay active on your feet. Enjoy!
Mi Vida Saludable News #18
Quick & Easy Tips to Get More Steps and Be More Physically Active
Remember, the goal for physical activity is at least 30 minutes 5 days per week. But don’t stress – every little bit counts, including fun activities like walking or dancing! Small changes can make big differences to your overall health. For example:
- Instead of sitting down when you are talking on the phone, walk around the house. Those steps add up!
- When there is a commercial on TV, do a short workout video on YouTube. An hour long show usually has at least 15 minutes of commercials. In two hours, you could do the daily goal of 30 minutes of physical activity!
- Try to take the stairs as often as possible if you can.
- Set goals for yourself! Try a quick workout every morning, so you can start your day feeling positive. Or try dancing to 5 songs per day.
Here are some videos to help keep your heart rate up, your feet moving, and cancer away!
The National Cancer Institute has resources available to help manage life after treatment available here: http://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/facing-forward
For more recipes, how-to articles, and videos on making healthy choices, visit: www.cookforyourlife.org
Questions or comments?
Please contact Amanda Marín-Chollom: (212) 305-3640