National Fitness Day on the first Saturday in May offers an opportunity to be inspired and try new ways of becoming fit and healthy.
The day is dedicated to everyone – not just health enthusiasts. Step out and try a class that looks interesting. Zumba? Yoga? Yes, try it for a day. Perhaps you only want to get out and stretch. Do it!
Maybe you already have a nice routine but want to try something new. The day is an excellent way to shake up your routine. And while you’re at it, bring a friend.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFitnessDay
Ways kick-off National Fitness Day:
- Motivate your friends and family to be healthier and active.
- Try a new class at The Alaska Club.
- Set the alarm for 20 minutes earlier and do some yoga, stretching , or core Challenge video from TAConnect by The Alaska Club.
- Sign-up for 3 PT sessions.
- Walk or jog a different route than you usually do.
- Try a new, healthy recipe.
- Replace the fries with a salad at lunch.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Take the dog for a walk.
- Order from the light side of the menu.
- Ban the sofa before 7 pm. Make a list of alternate activities to do that keep you moving and away from the tv, computer, and social media.
- Do you get enough sleep? Make a goal of going to bed at the same time every night and waking the same time every morning.
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Fun Facts About Fitness:
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- Kim Bielak founded National Fitness Day™ in 2017 to encourage healthy lifestyles across the country.
- The average person will walk approximately 70,000 miles during their life.
- The heart is the strongest muscle in the entire body.
- The human body burns an extra 50 calories for every pound of muscle gained.
- Everyone can begin exercising in some way no matter their age or size.
- People who exercise for an hour a day, seven days a week, are 40% less likely to die early.
- Regular physical activity can help a person sleep better at night.
- Only 10% of people are capable of losing weight by just changing their diet.
- Even as little as 10-minutes of physical activity a day can have beneficial effects.
- A brisk walk burns almost as many calories as jogging the same distance.
- It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for the human body to adapt to an exercise program.
- Weight training can increase the number of calories a person can burn while resting.