Posts with the tag
exercise

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines fitness as: “the quality or state of being fit.” Wow, that seems broad. When I ask someone what “being fit” or what fitness means to them, most people will talk about only physical health. A lot of times we use it as an adjective for people who look a certain way. Maybe… Continue reading »

Not all of our readers live in North Carolina, but I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite walking destinations in NC. Most of these I have personally visited while some are on my bucket list. Hopefully sharing my list of favorites will spark you to find your favorites in North… Continue reading »

I was recently introduced to the game called FootGolf and it is a great physical activity that lets you hang with friends and spend an afternoon moving more! I have since learned it is much more official than just a game and is considered a sport. There is actually an American FootGolf Federation that was… Continue reading »

As we are approaching the end of June and going deeper into the summer season, the temperature is rising and dehydration is knocking at the door. For those of us who still love to go outside to move more or simply just to enjoy the weather, it is crucial to replenish our bodies of lost… Continue reading »

Gardening is a hobby that I enjoy. My husband and I grow many vegetables, fruits, and herbs at our house, and I enjoy trying to nurture some favorite flowering annuals each year. My mom, dad, grandfather, even my toddler also enjoying gardening; it is a family pastime. I love gardening for many reasons, but mostly… Continue reading »

Earth Day 2021 is here!  Every year Earth Day falls on April 22nd and is recognized globally as a day to take action by changing human behavior, while also creating local, national, and global policy changes. Although this specific day is dedicated to the awareness of a transformational change that is needed in our world,… Continue reading »

Whether working from home or at a worksite, often during our work hours we are doing our bodies a disservice. For many, like myself, I spend most of my day in front of a computer. This can lead to a very sedentary day with little opportunity for movement. For my husband, who has a very… Continue reading »

Whether you are planning on exercising or socializing outdoors this winter we have some tips to help you retain your heat! We want you to dress like an onion, and by that, we mean layers. Dress in Layers First layer (against your skin): Wicking Wicking materials are often made from synthetic fabric or wool. You… Continue reading »

If you have searched for home workouts before, I’m sure you have run across HIIT workouts. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training.  This is a way of varying your workout’s intensity over a relatively short amount of time to increase heart rate, breathing, and workload, all key to a good workout.   My favorite… Continue reading »

Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity as well as muscle-strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups at least 2 days per week. Start small and plan time for physical activity every day. Gradually increase activity to reach the physical activity guidelines. Check out this handout from our colleagues at NC… Continue reading »