Setting the Baseline for Staying in Shape

Three words to help stay in shape – consistency, consistency, consistency! Weight fluctuations between highs and lows can put your health at risk, so build up a baseline of fitness and healthy eating to keep that chance at bay.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe regular physical activity as “one of the most important things you can do for your health,” boosting brain health, building up bones and muscles, upgrading sleep, and other benefits.
But wait, there’s more! Exercise also fights off stroke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, depression, anxiety, arthritis, falls and a whole slew of cancers, according to the Mayo Clinic.
You don’t need to spend every day of the week in the gym. Aerobic activity includes walking, swimming, biking and dancing. Mix it up, have fun with it and try to stay away from the phrase, “I have to get back in shape.” The goal is to always stay fit!