For many people, May marks the transition from cold winter months into a beautiful summer. Although the weather might not cooperate every day, the sunshine and warmer days provide numerous opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and stay active. May has also been announced as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. As the month now comes to an end, we can continue to take that motivation with us throughout the rest of the summer. Getting in the recommended 150 minutes of exercise every week1 can occur through many different activities that will also add fun and community into your summer routine. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Regardless of your interests or fitness level, there is always an opportunity to embrace the summer months by getting moving outside! You can start with a couple of these options and continue to find your own favorite ways to stay active and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!
Enjoy the beautiful weather, and always keep moving!
Alicia Bellefeuille, SPT
Live Your LifeTM
Bringing Physical Therapy & Wellness to You!
Alicia Bellefeuille graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of South Dakota (USD) with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Spanish. At USD, she served on the executive board of the service organization which reaches out to Vermillion community members of all ages. Through her involvement in this organization along with her experience as a Home Health Aide, Alicia more thoroughly developed her passion to work with individuals to improve their quality of life. She is now continuing her education at the University of Minnesota to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, so that she may have the knowledge to further help individuals promote their overall wellness.
1“Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2nd Edition (PDF).” U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2018, https://health.gov/paguidelines/second-edition/pdf/Physical_Activity_Guidelines_2nd_edition.pdf. Accessed 22 May 2019.