Commit to Be Fit!
Reduce stress, and give your body and brain a workout through our Healing Arts programs, and community education classes.
To maintain your mental edge, take time to read the paper instead of watch TV, play a video game or work on a crossword puzzle. Talk to your doctor if you feel anxious or depressed, or prior to starting a fitness plan.
Exercise in any form - mild, moderate or intense - is good for you and can help reduce the risk of disease and keep the heart healthy.
Walking can improve fitness from 10 to 20 percent in three months.
You've heard this countless times: If you're middle-aged, elderly, pregnant, or leading a sedentary life and you're about to start an exercise program, see your doctor first. As for age, you're never too old to begin exercising, as long as you have your doctor's OK.
If you have not been very active lately walking is one way to start out slowly. Did you know that at the age of 20 we start losing about one percent of our aerobic fitness each year?
Instead of popping a pill to restore long-lost vigor, try propping a pillow under your head and getting to bed earlier.
More sleep, regular exercise and better nutrition are natural ways to promote greater vitality
- It's simple. If you're basically healthy, all it takes to increase your energy level is a commitment to:
eat healthy, nutrient-dense foods
- Get enough sleep
- Get your body moving with an exercise program
Some yoga styles are intense and vigorous, and others are relaxing and meditative. Regardless of which type you choose, yoga is an excellent way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind, and relax your spirit.
Our online library also features 25 Ways to Get Fit, and 10 Ways to Keep Fit As You Age. There is also a wealth of information on the website for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The free, interactive site, features special sections for kids, teens, adults, and seniors. Find out how you can start a physical activity program today and stay active and fit for life.