Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is more than fun Swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity 1. Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running, can decrease the risk […]

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Gardening

Gardening

Gardening for Fitness Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify the community, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Healthy gardening gives you the opportunity for exercise and a chance to connect with nature. Gardening for just 30 minutes is considered a moderate-intensity physical activity. Light […]

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Walking

Walking

Walking is the answer to getting people more active Walking is the most accessible physical activity, and already the most popular. It has the greatest potential to grow, particularly among people disproportionately affected by low physical activity levels and poor health. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get at […]

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Dance

Dance

Do you think you can dance? If you are not sure, why not give it a try? Dancing is an exciting and social way to work out your body. From ballroom to salsa, dancing works your heart and helps build strong bones and muscles. Because dancing is so much fun, […]

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Play

Play is more than just fun for kids

Physical activity and movement encompasses more types of activity than just exercise. Play for fitness can be fun and relaxing too! If you change the words you use, you can change your experience and perception of the activity. Why dread a demanding workout when you can get the same benefits […]

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Man with bicycle

Cycling

Cycling for life They say you never forget how to ride a bike, so maybe it’s time to climb aboard a two- or three-wheeler and enjoy the health benefits of cycling. “It’s socially oriented, it’s fun, and it gets you outside and exercising,” says Dr. Clare Safran-Norton, a physical therapist […]

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Shinrin-yoku aka forest bathing

Shinrin-yoku aka Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku comes to America Shinrin-yoku aka forest bathing (also known as forest therapy) is a Japanese practice of healing by being out in nature. It has been around since the 1980s and has become a cornerstone in preventive medicine and healing in Japan. “In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is […]

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Running

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise for physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are more flexible than ever, giving you the freedom to […]

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