You don’t have to go far to stay healthy

We already know of the wonderful benefits of physical activity: It maintains functional abilities like strength and energy, reduces risk of degenerative health problems like arthritis and cardiovascular diseases, and improves emotional and mental state. This is why staying active regularly keeps our bodies healthy. 

Yet, with the competing demands of life and restraints from our environment, it can be difficult to stick to a regular workout schedule. There are many ways you can easily incorporate activities to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle within the comfort of your community.

Take a walk 

Walking is a great low-impact activity best done in the morning, the prime time for Vitamin D, when the air is still clean. Not only you enjoy the actual physical activity, but you can also savor the effects of basking in the sights, smells, and sounds of a natural setting with the morning sunlight. You can also incorporate deep breathing exercises for mental clarity and stress relief.

To make walking more fun, take your kids or four-legged pets with you. After all, fitness should be a family priority.

Bike around

Make the most out of your community’s secure and spacious area by cycling around. A non-weight-bearing activity, it’s a gentler rhythmic aerobic activity than jogging. It also puts less pressure on your knees and joints. 

Go green

Calling all green thumbs! The American Heart Association considers gardening to be a moderate exercise. It is effective at burning calories as it incorporates all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.

To level up your workout, be mindful of your movements. Add some squats while tending to your plants and make sure you engage your core. You’ll stay fit and have a lovely garden to boot!

Play ball

Bring your family together by playing light and fun sports in your backyard, front lawn, or driveway. With sports like badminton, ultimate Frisbee, and baseball, you can improvise a mini court and break a sweat while spending quality time with your loved ones. On the other hand, you can play basketball, tennis, or volleyball at your clubhouse’s multi-purpose courts. 

Maximize your community’s amenities

One of the best places to stay fit near your home is your community’s sprawling amenity area — especially if it features a generous range of facilities including a multi-purpose hall (best for organizing zumba or ballroom classes), swimming pool (for water aerobics or lap swimming), fitness gym, basketball court, and tennis court. The tranquil greens around the clubhouse also make a good space for yoga or pilates. It would also be great if you could bring your little ones so they can get active at the playground. 

Allotting just 30 minutes a day is enough to stay fit and achieve an improved sense of well-being. However, before starting, it’s advisable to consult your doctor. Don’t be hindered by the other aspects of life, as being active is as easy as walking your dog inside your community or using the amenities thoughtfully provided for you.

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