Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Everyone can experience the health benefits of physical activity – age, abilities, shape, or size do not matter. Starting a new wellness routine can feel challenging, but don’t worry. Increases in daily activity can come from small changes made throughout your day, such as walking or cycling instead of using the car, getting off a bus a stop earlier and walking the rest of the way, or walking the children to school.

Regardless of how you choose to incorporate physical activity in your life, the important part is that you do.

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Get Started

Exercise can be easy to do and fun for everyone. You don't need equipment or access to a gym to keep your body healthy and active. Find an exercise that fits your lifestyle, whether you're at the park, the office, or at home watching TV.

Check with your doctor before doing any physical activity if you have health issues or concerns.

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Simple Exercises

Start with these exercises and build up slowly to a routine that works for you. The important thing is to get you moving and strengthen your muscles. All you need to complete these simple exercises is a wall. Try them out and see how you feel.

Pelvic Neutral in Standing
Watch this video first. This exercise strengthens your back and will help you execute the next two exercises safely.

Wall Sit
This simple workout is a natural progression from the Neutral Spine pose and will help strengthen your quads, glutes, and calves.

Yoga Poses
This exercise warms the body and brings flexibility to the spine. It also stretches the back torso and neck.

Let's Get Moving

Beyond the Gym

Your local park, or even your home have all the space you need to stay active without the need of a gym or expensive equipment. Walking, dancing, hiking, biking, or gardening are a few activities you can add to your routine to ensure an active lifestyle.

Simple indoor cardio exercises using your body weight are a great workout option to do anywhere, anytime.

In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces to relieve stress, get some fresh air, and stay active. While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow the guidelines provided by the CDC to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Find fun outdoor activities through your local parks and recreation department and get moving while staying involved in your community and nature.

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Keeping your body and mind healthy helps you to have a happier, healthier life. As you develop an active routine, you'll feel less tired during the day, and your mind will stay sharper for longer periods of time. Even breathing exercises can make a big difference in how you feel.

Exercise is for Everyone

It's important for people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities to stay active. Choosing activities that you enjoy and fit your lifestyle is key to keeping your body and mind healthy.

Working Out for Older Adults

Staying active is crucial for maintaining your wellness as you age. If you're out of the habit, don't worry. Start small and slowly expand your workout comfort zone. Find support with friends and make it a group activity by scheduling virtual meetups.

Exercising with an Injury or Disability

Limited mobility doesn't mean you can't exercise. Finding ways to stay active and healthy that work for your body are important.

Fitness for Pregnant Mothers

Your fitness activities might change while you're pregnant, but staying active is more important than ever. An active lifestyle keeps both you and your baby healthy.

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Family Fitness

Growing children should get at least one hour of physical activity a day. Running, biking, or hiking are all great ways for children to get exercise. Even getting them to assist with the chores can help! Kids and teens also benefit from practicing vigorous activities three times a week, such as jumping rope, swimming, and gymnastics.

Staying active helps kids do better in school too. Children who get enough physical activity tend to have an easier time focusing, and even perform better on tests. Get your kids moving by playing sports or games that involve the whole family. With soccer, four square, or basketball, all you need is a ball and your favorite park.

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Healthy Tips

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