In case you missed it, yesterday was World Physical Activity Day. The goal? To encourage all of us to get off our duffs and move around more—which is always a good thing. We know that adults who don’t get the recommended amount of exercise per week (at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity movement) are at a higher risk of diabetes, , cancer, and more. Science has also shown that not exercising can as much as obesity does. But the simplest reason to stay active? It makes you feel good.
Turns out Twitter users are all for working that body too. Here are six of the impressive stats and chuckle-inducing GIFs that were tweeted out yesterday, and made us want to get our sweat on asap.
Yep, even waddling counts as exercise.
: Even short bursts of gentle activity can do wonders for your ? How about a walk in the sunshine?
— MHFA England (@MHFAEngland)
But there are endless ways to get your muscles firing.
Best GIF ever!
— MaríaJ.DíazCandamio (@Vilavaite)
Here’s an impressive fact, courtesy of London’s : Walking briskly for just 75 minutes a week can add nearly two whole years to your life.
Sit less, move move, break away from your desk, & go for a walk…(with or without pets??) ?????? ?
— Newcomb Library (@NewcombLibrary)
We love that called out dancing and gardening as alternative ways to raise your heart rate. Treadmill who?
Today is – remember that it’s never too late to make a change, and every little helps.
— Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK)
No matter what kind of workout we’re talking about, keep in mind that crush it.
Happy ! However you’re moving today, it’s phenomenal ?
— This Girl Can (@ThisGirlCanUK)
Just don’t let this happen to you…
Today is , but be careful out there!
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftDailyNews)