Activity is not just for athletes

During my weekly visits to a local park I often see two gentlemen exercising on the one-mile loop path.  They are memorable because they both have significant physical deformities.  They both walk with a slow determination despite their uneven gait and challenging posture.  They are a source of inspiration and a great reminder that we don’t have to be athletes to be active. 
Physical activity is just as vital to our health as good nutrition.  It is recommended to accumulate 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity every week.  Don’t let that be overwhelming to you.  Make your goal to do a little more this week then last week and eventually you will feel more like an athlete.   Write out your activity goals in minutes, miles or laps and track your progress. 
During my most recent trip to the park I even saw a three-legged dog making the one-mile trek!  Pick your favorite activity, set some goals and start moving.  You will be so glad you did! mk