5 Tips to Be Active
With summer right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about shedding the winter blues as well as some winter pounds. Starting a fitness habit is no problem, maintenance is the real challenge. Researchers say it takes 66 days for a healthy resolution to become a habit. Here’s a few tips to get you off the couch and on your way to your new routine. You’ll be ready to strut your stuff around the pool in no time!
and the Possibilities are Endless
Fitness doesn’t necessarily mean joining a gym or owning a set of weights. Do activities that you enjoy doing. You’ll be much more...
Spotlight on Wellness with the Recreation Department
Recently, we have paired a weekly healthy lunch with an activity. Staff participated in Wok and Walk, consisting of a vegetable friendly stir fry and a walk up Education Hill. A few weeks later, they enjoyed Wheel and a Meal, with a ride on our new LeMond spin bikes and a deceptively healthy mac and cheese with a side salad.
National Fitness Month
City of Redmond is teaming up with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge you to include 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Physical activity not only increases your chances of living longer, it also reduces your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. In WA nearly 39% do not get enough physical activity, and 55.5% of Redmond residents are overweight or obese. This is higher than the overall King County rate of 52.3%*
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes walking fast, dancing, or raking leaves. Do strengthening activities, like sit-ups and pushups, at least 2 days a week. By getting active, you will sleep better, strengthen your bones, and lower your risk of depression.
*Stats obtained through Public Health of Seattle and King County and CDC