How are you going to take advantage of the great outdoors this season?
Both the American Heart Association and Health.gov recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week. And with warmer weather approaching, now is the perfect time to reintegrate yourself into nature around Pottstown.
So dust off your running shoes and charge your fitness tracker for some outdoor time!
Before you say “I already exercise indoors,” a New York Times article previously argued for the benefits of exercising outdoors vs. indoors. Forests in particular are great places to get outdoor exercise, boasting a host of possible benefits:
- Boosted immune system
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced stress
- Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness
- Increased energy level
- Improved sleep
(Source: NY Department of Environmental Conservation)
The outdoors can also increase your levels of vitamin D, concentration, and happiness (Source: Harvard Medical School).
The best part? You don’t have to go far. Here are some upcoming events in the Pottstown area that will get you out and active:
Need more ideas? Head over to the Fun & Fitness section of our website. Or check out our upcoming events page for places you can meet up with others who share a passion for health and fitness.