Healthy Moments Episode

Better Health and a Better You

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Dr. Rodgers shares how steady changes in physical activity can improve your health.


​Making small but steady changes with your physical activity, over time, can improve your health. Let’s jumpstart your journey to better health and a better you!

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

Choosing to be more physically active may seem challenging at first. You don’t need to start running marathons. The key is to start slow. 

Make a goal to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. The activity doesn’t need to be done all at one time. For example, a few times a day take a short walk or dance to some music on the radio. Start with dancing to one song and work your way up to two. See if you can get your kids to dance with you!

Try taking the stairs if you are able. Walking up or down just one flight is better for you than taking the entire trip in the elevator.

To learn more tips, follow us on Twitter @HealthyMoments​. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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