Have you ever had the following experience? You postponed starting something like washing windows or weeding the garden. After you began, you felt full of energy. You finished and even enjoyed the work! This new energy is what a new program called “Take 5 to Feel Alive” is about. People want to walk more, be more active, and get more exercise. But it’s starting to do this that is the challenge. I. But what if you said “I can do 5 minutes of walking today”? Do you think you can? What if you walked just 5 minutes every day by doing things such as:
- Park at the far end of the parking lot and walk to the store
- Walk around two blocks at home
- Take the stairs instead of taking an elevator.
If you can find 5 minutes each day to walk and be more active, the long-term effects will be more strength and energy. And who knows? You may find you want to walk more than 5 minutes every day or find other ways to be more active. Walking and being active gets easier the more we do them. They make us feel good. And feeling good makes us want to keep walking and moving.
What if you were told you could lower your medical bills? Would you want to keep more dollars in your pocket? Well, taking care of our health now is the best way for us to get better and stay well and avoid medical bills.
You have the chance to walk more, feel better, be active, avoid getting sick, and save money by starting to walk or be more active Today. Sounds like fun idea. Think about little ways that you can walk or move more today…and the next day…and the next day.
The Age Wave Initiative of Lebanon County is offering the “Take 5 to Feel Alive” to help adults, especially Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964. We want to help you walk more and be more active. To help you, we have a list of all the gyms, fitness programs, and exercise programs in Lebanon County. Some are free or do not cost much. Some are for families to do together. The list is attached to this notice. Please “register” on this page to keep in touch with us. We will send you tips on walking and being active with interesting stories. Occasionally, we would like to ask you how you are doing (by email), to see if the people in Lebanon County can be healthier. The Age Wave Initiative blog will also have updates on the Take 5 to Feel Alive program. So look at it check it at least monthly. We would love to hear from you. Email us your thoughts, ideas and experiences.
NOTE: Always check with your physician before beginning an exercise program.
Contact Us to Register:
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