Being Healthy Together
Looking for ways to have fun with family and friends… and be healthy? Try out these activities:
- Get moving: If you’re looking to get your blood flowing, a group class with qualified instructors can be just the place. And there is no shortage of options, from tai chi to aqua aerobics. Don’t forget to visit your local Florida Blue Center to see the free classes they have available.
- Make things grow: Gardening can be a rewarding and therapeutic way to enjoy an afternoon off the couch. No room in the yard for a prize-winning bed of vegetables? You can always join a community garden, where many hands make for light and enjoyable work.
- Lace up the walking shoes: Experts at the Mayo Clinic say a brisk daily walk can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent heart disease and diabetes and improve balance and coordination. Meet up with friends for a stroll, or take a nature walk with your grandkids.
- Play a game: Organize a bowling night, try tennis or golf, or even stay inside an`d test your skills at active motion video games. These activities keep you moving and having fun together – and what’s good for the soul can’t be bad for the body.
Sources: go4life.nia.nih.gov, mayoclinic.org, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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