Fall Into Fitness!

Fall is the perfect time to get back on track with consistent fitness. 

 

It’s not too hot.

 

It’s not too cold.

 

It’s just right!

 

Enjoying the outdoors and breathing in fresh air can lift your mood and clear your mind. Physical activity helps maintain a healthy body weight and improves quality of life. Physical activity can also improve self-esteem and act as an antidepressant effect in people with depression.

Here’s a few ideas to help you fall back into the healthy habit of fun fitness:

  • Find a new trail at a local park
  • Walk the dog 
  • Enter a local 5k
  • Be a tourist in your hometown and go sightseeing at the local landmarks
  • Ride your bike on a converted Rails-to-Trails
  • Kayak and see the last fall colors
  • Hang your outdoor Christmas lights in warmer weather
  • Play cornhole in the backyard near a fire pit at dusk (then roast some marshmallows!)

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How Physical Health Influences Mental Health

Since 2020 has been the year of the health pandemic due to COVID-19, more and more people are very acutely aware of how the quality of their physical health influences their ability to protect themselves against illness. The healthier we are physically, the stronger our immune system tends to be and the more likely we are to recover from diseases like the common cold, influenza, and even the coronavirus.

 

It is a fact that COVID-19 has wreaked more havoc on those with compromised health or a longer list of comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary conditions, and cardiac conditions. It’s not to say that COVID-19 has not impacted those without underlying health conditions, it’s just that the statistics indicate it has been more detrimental to those with chronic health issues.

 

When the body is not physically functioning at its best, it doesn’t  feel as good. Joints feel stiff and achy. Muscles feel tight and sore. 

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