Physical Activity

Being physically healthy means that your body is functioning as it should, without pain, discomfort, or lack of capabilities. An important part of staying physically healthy is to keep active. Examples of physical activity range from the minor such as going for a walk to the strenuous such as going for a long distance run or hike. There are many benefits it staying physically active that spans much more than weight management. Increased physical activity has the potential to help decrease your chance of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. It is important to find an activity that works for you and your lifestyle and to stick to that routine. Incorporating friends and family will help you stay on track and create a healthy lifestyle.

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Programs:

Zumba: Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO" allowing Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba Fitness program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind. ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective workout. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps. zumba_flyer.pdf

Useful Internet Links:

CDC: Physical Activity Guidelines
The governmental website gives a great insight into physical activity and the guidelines for each person and tells exactly how much exercise you should be doing. It gives information on various exercises and gives examples of adequate exercise.