Staying active can sometimes feel like just another thing on your to-do list, but here are a few ways to fit more fitness into your daily routine.
Pushing a stroller, shoveling snow, and washing a car are forms of physical activity, but because they require less effort than a playing a game of soccer, you'll need to put in more time. To burn around 150 calories, it would take*:
If you don't have time for pick up basketball, try doing a few chores around the house or taking the long way home when walking your dog. The easier the activity, the longer it will take to burn calories, so keep this in mind when considering ways to accomplish your New Year's Resolutions. For more ways to get active, take a look at our exercise tips, and let us know if you have any to add!
*Calories burned are calculated for a 150-pound person and outlined by the National Institutes of Health. Consult a physician before undertaking any new fitness or lifestyle regimen.
With the weekend just beginning, the last thing anyone wants to think about is Monday. But what if I told you your Mondays might actually be more relaxing than anything you've got planned?
That's right: if you live in the Meriden area and are looking for something to do with your Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grader on a Monday night, then head to the Public Library for Yoga Storytime. Pairing basic yoga and movement with several books, the event is a staple at the Meriden Public Library. And if you can't make it this Monday? No worries, the event is held every Monday, so there are plenty of opportunities for the little learner in your life to get acquainted with their vowels and their "Tree Pose".
WHAT: Yoga and Storytime for parent and child K-2nd grade - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
WHERE: Meriden Public Library, MERIDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 105 Miller Street Meriden, CT 06450
WHEN: Monday nights at 6:30pm
Contact phone: 203-640-6347 Register or drop in.
Staying active everyday helps keep you healthy for life.
Exercising for 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week can help lower your risk for heart attack and stroke. It can also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Starting exercise and making it a daily habit is often the hardest part for most people.
Try these tips for some easy ways to start exercising daily!
Remember to stay hydrated when exercising! Water is best.