This is your reminder to Move in May! May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. At this point, we all know that being physically active is good for us. Dr. Brett McIff the Physical Activity Coordinator at the Utah Department of Health says children and adolescents can improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health. Adults see a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer, Older adults can lower risks of falling, and improve cognitive functioning.
We can all do something to be more active. Consider being active as a family by going for a walk or bike ride. Encourage your schools to include physical activity as part of your student’s day. Work with your communities to ensure that there are places to be active throughout the lifespan. Don’t know where to start? Visit CheckYourHealth.org to find resistance training ideas and tips to make your life, and your family’s, more active.