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FIT TIPS: Stay active and healthy

Here are 10 tips to help you aim for 150 minutes of physical activity in a week, and to help you live a healthy lifestyle. See how many you can do in one week:

1. Explore Kingston on foot or bike

2. When putting on your shoes, hold the stretch for 30 seconds

3. Try one new piece of equipment every time you go to the ARC

4. Maintain a regular sleep routine and schedule

5. Avoid electronics and screens one hour before bed (read a book)

6. Stand up and walk around when talking on the phone

7. Stand up and change the channel yourself instead of using the remote control

8. Buy a fresh herb plant to use in cooking instead of using dried herbs

9. Avoid menu items that use the words “creamy”, “crispy”, “breaded”, and “battered”; they’re normally high in fat

10. If the ARC intimidates you, ask a fit friend or fitness supervisor to show you the ropes (the ARC also offers free orientations!)