Fun Ideas for Being Active All Year
January: Start the new year by trying out a fitness center—many offer New Year’s Resolution specials.
February: Give your heart a Valentine’s Day gift with dance lessons, such as salsa, tango, or belly dancing.
March: Anything can be fun with upbeat music, including spring cleaning.
April: Work in your garden. Bending, lifting, and stretching are all great exercises.
May: Build your endurance and strength with a bike ride during National Bike Month. Remember your helmet.
June: Once your grandchildren are out of school for the summer, ask them to teach you their favorite type of physical activity.
July: Cool off with a water aerobics class.
August: Celebrate National Bowling Week the first week in August. Get friends and family together and challenge each other to a friendly tournament.
September: If you’ve heard about the benefits of yoga but haven’t tried it yet, National Yoga Awareness Month is a great time to find special events and trial classes for beginners.
October: Take a hike to do some leaf looking. Pick apples or pumpkins. The beautiful colors are inspirational, and a brisk walk is great for your endurance!
November: Now that the leaves have fallen, rake and bag the leaves.
December: Try ice skating or building a snowman. If you have holiday shopping to do, walk the entire mall each time you’re there.
Being creative about your physical activity plans and regularly trying new forms of exercise prevent boredom.