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May is National Fitness Month!
May 7, 2019
May is National Fitness Month! This tradition was designated in 1983 by the President's Council on Fitness to promote healthy lifestyles among all Americans and improve our quality of life. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day for adults, and 60 minutes for children, at least five days a week. Does that sound overwhelming? It's much easier than you think. There are plenty of ways to get moving and some may even surprise you! It's time to be active, get healthy, and have some fun!
There are many health benefits to being active for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. If you haven't been active in a while, start slowly and build up. Do what you can; some physical activity is better than none.
Sterling’s Team Speed is the perfect place to get fit this May. Our knowledgeable coaches and fitness team will custom design an exercise routine that is best suited for you. Remember, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to be fit. It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey or how you ended up here. You can make healthier choices starting today, so what are you waiting for? Get up, get out and #MoveInMay! If you still need a little extra motivation, we have several programs to help you get moving today and every day.
In the meantime, here are some ideas to add more steps to your day, that you can do around your house or neighborhood and at your leisure.
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- Walk the dog with the whole family.
- Instead of calling friends or arranging a coffee date, take a walk together to catch up. You can even bring the coffee with you!
- Park your car away from your destination so that you have to walk a longer distance. Even better, walk or bike to run your weekly errands.
- Walk up and down the field while watching your child(ren) play sports.
- Bet off the bus or light-rail one stop early and walk the rest of the way.
- Choose the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.