Make Your Move to Better Fitness in May
The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports reminds us to “Get Moving in May!” in order to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports month each year.
The library has resources to help you plan your moves.
You might try a lifetime wellness course at Universal Class. With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to free online courses on many subjects, from academic skills to hobbies to general interest, with continuing education credits certified by the IACET.
How much exercise do we need and what activities should we participate in? Experts suggest you check with your healthcare provider before embarking on a new exercise activity. In the meantime, start with the information found in the topic Exercise and Fitness at FamilyDoctor.org, linked on our Health Resources webpage.
Adults aren’t the only ones who benefit from physical activity. It is recommended that children meet certain fitness guidelines. Speak to your child’s healthcare provider to determine what is best for your child and read the information at Be a Fit Kid from KidsHealth.org.
Hate to exercise? There are some remedies for that. You’ll find that information in the same FamilyDoctor.org topic mentioned above. One tip is to break your exercise time up. You might try fitting in a couple of walks throughout the day.
It’s also recommended, if you’re sedentary, sit less.
Need further motivation, ideas or instruction? Enjoy magazines? Check out these fitness and health titles at Flipster Digital Magazines:
- Men’s Health
- Runner’s World
- Women’s Health
How are you going to get moving in May?