Stay Fit Boston!

Posted on April 13, 2012



Stay Fit Boston!

With warm weather making an entrance, spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and start moving. Routine physical activity is an important part of staying healthy, and can reduce your risk developing chronic heart disease, arthritis, certain cancers and diabetes. What’s more, regular exercise can improve your mood and, memory, too.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends at least two-and-a-half hours of cardio and two sessions of strength exercises per week for adults between the ages of 18 and 64. For children 6 to 17, the CDC recommends at least 60 minutes of cardio per day and 3 sessions of strength exercises per week. Learn more about the health benefits of exercise on the CDC’s website.

However, you don’t have to slave away at the gym to get moving—there are many ways you can get active and have fun. Activities like dancing, playing outdoor games, cleaning and gardening burn calories too, and the National Institute of Health has a great resource for learning more and getting started.

If you’re looking for local opportunities to work out with friends and meet new people, look no further than the city itself. Boston has a variety of new and upcoming events that are free or low cost—a plus for your body and your budget.

 Try doing yoga in Boston Common, or a brisk walk around Jamaica Pond. There are many more events and activities happening in April that’ll are sure to suit you.

Just remember, whether you’re dancing in your home or breaking a sweat with friends, you’re making a healthy change for your body that can last a lifetime.

For more information visit our website or call Mayors Health Line (617-534-5050).

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