Summer brings out our inner kid and our need to get outside. Yet this season can challenge us with heat, humidity and insects. This year, especially, in the midst of COVID-19, it can feel especially difficult to be as active as you’d like to be.
With a little planning and creativity, you can keep fit and have fun this summer.
Why activity matters
At any age, it’s important to move and keep active. But as you grow older, there are even more benefits.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, lists at least 5 great reasons to stay active:
Two and a half hours of moderate aerobic activity is recommended each week, that’s about 21 minutes a day. Two days a week with some strength training is also advised. If you don’t have weights or exercise bands, you can use bottles of water or cans of food. Balance activities are also helpful. Even something as simple as standing on one foot can work — hold onto a chair at first if you need to.
Find something you enjoy, so movement doesn’t feel like a burden. There are many creative ways to have fun and strengthen your body.
Getting outside in the summer can feel great, but be sure to take precautions:
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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