Move It Monday: Walk to the Park for Earth Day

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From our friends at #moveitmonday:

Exercise in the Park for Mental and Physical Well Being

Being outside can greatly contribute to your health and well being. On Monday, try visiting a park for a fresh perspective on your workout.

According to studies, parks are a beneficial resource: they promote physical activity, improve mental health, and even have the potential to reduce health care costs. Being outside also means your vitamin D levels will increase – you might feel happier, and your concentration levels may improve.

Walking is Real Exercise

Benefits: Walking regulates blood sugar, improves digestion, lowers blood pressure, and puts you in a great mood for the rest of the day.

Why not try a MondayMile? Do a one-mile group walk, jog, or run with family, friends, or colleagues. Plan to meet at a park close by in the morning or on your lunch hour. It could be the best pick-me-up you’ll have all day.

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) at the Park

Benefits: HIIT burns a lot of calories in a short period of time.

Here’s a series of HIIT exercises designed specifically for the park. Using swings, park benches, and fences you’ll be surprised what a little creativity can do for your park workout. Do some squats, lunges, and, if you can find some stairs, climb them!

Family Fitness

Benefits: Families exercising together may see their social and emotional skills improve.

This Monday, try an outdoor jog with the stroller, go for a family bike ride, or practice for an upcoming fun run or group event. The possibilities are kind of endless!

We’re here to help you explore and find new ways to be inspired by your world. And it’s the perfect time of year to exercise in the park!

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