Did you Know May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month?

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

 Healthy Ontario is celebrating by participating in sports and physical activities!

Setting aside some time to exercise can improve both, physical and mental health. Children and teens involved in sports, build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Adults who adopt a form of exercise in their life have stronger muscles, less stress, and more control of their weight. US Department of Health and Human Services recommends 30 minutes of physical activity for adults, and 60 minutes for children, at least 5 times a week.

Ways to participate:

There are many ways to exercise without a gym membership, or weights. Our goal is to make exercise fun and convenient for you. Check out our Kaiser Healing trails at De Anza and Bon View Parks, as well as our outdoor physical activity equipment.

Walk a mile challenge:

Walking can be a new routine for you and your family.

Tips:

  1. Wear comfortable footwear that provides support.
  2. Wear comfortable, loose clothing.
  3. Wear bright colors at night.
  4. Warm up your body before you begin by walking slowly for the first 5 minutes.
  5. At the end of your walk, walk slowly for another 5 minutes to cool down your muscles.

Benefits:

  1. Prevent and reduce high blood pressure.
  2. Improve mental health.
  3. Burn calories.
  4. Tone body muscle.

 For more ways to be active visit: Ways to be Active at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services