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May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

April 30, 2014

Let’s get physical!

Now that the warm weather is finally upon us, there’s no better time to start getting into shape and developing an exercise routine than right now. We know that many of you will say, “I want to, but there’s just not enough time in the day.” We also know that many of you have hectic schedules and a never ending list of things to do… but it’s time to put yourself on that list and make fitness a priority.

Exercise not only improves physical fitness, but it also improves your overall health and well-being. Exercise aids in weight loss and maintaining weight, combats health conditions and diseases, improves mood (who doesn’t want to feel happier and more relaxed), boosts energy, promotes better sleep, and it can also help put that special spark back in your relationship. And the best part of it all is… you can achieve all these benefits with just 30 minutes of exercise per day (or 60 minutes per day for adolescents). With that being said, you should also keep in mind that exercise doesn’t have to be boring or feel like a chore. There are a variety of different ways you can reach that goal of 30 minutes of exercise per day without feeling tortured.

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Lacing up your sneakers, grabbing a friend, and going for a walk on your lunch hour, spending some quality time with your significant other and going for a bike ride after dinner, or maybe even playing a sport with your kid(s) are just some of your many options. Remember, engaging your whole family is not only a great way to get everyone involved in physical fitness, but it’s also a great way to connect and bond with them too.

Physical fitness can be the key to a less stressed, better looking, and better feeling you, so get started TODAY and make it happen!

Do you want to learn more about fitness? Consider these resources:

Is physical fitness for everyone… YES! Check out this link for tips on how to get fit at any age.

http://1.usa.gov/129s5HM

Not sure what your fitness level is? This link will help you find out.

http://1.usa.gov/VnBfJs

Wondering about your children/adolescents and how much activity they should be getting? Check out the guidelines provided in this link.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity/guidelines.htm

Additional Links:

http://www.fitness.gov/

http://www.physicalfitness.org/

http://www.letsmove.gov/

*You should always consult with your physician before starting any exercise program