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Celebrate National Health and Fitness Day

National Health and Fitness Day, celebrated annually on first Saturday in June, is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and families to prioritize their well-being. This day encourages us all to get active, embrace healthier lifestyles, and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of exercise. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just starting your journey towards a healthier lifestyle, there are plenty of ways to make the most of National Health and Fitness Day. Here are some ideas to help you get moving and have fun!

Nature Hike or Walk

Head to a local park or nature reserve for a family hike or walk. Exploring trails and observing wildlife is a great way to bond, get fresh air, and exercise. Bring along a picnic to enjoy after your hike.

Bike Ride

Plan a family bike ride around your neighborhood or a nearby bike path. Cycling is an excellent cardio workout and a fun way to see new sights together.

Beach Day Activities

If you live near a beach, spend the day swimming, playing beach volleyball, or building sandcastles. These activities provide a full-body workout and lots of fun in the sun.

Family Yoga Session

Set up a yoga mat for each family member and follow along with Yoga session on myFitness. Yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, and relaxation—perfect for all ages.

Dance Party

Turn up your favorite tunes and have a dance party in your living room. Dancing is a fantastic way to get your heart pumping and lift everyone's spirits.

Fitness Challenges

Create a series of fun fitness challenges, like jumping jacks, push-ups, or hula hooping, and see who can do the most in a minute. Or you can join our Amazing Race challenge with one of your family members as well! Friendly competition can motivate everyone to push a little harder.

Mindful Mindfulness and Stretching

While mindfulness and stretching may not seem like they fit into the day, Starting or ending your day with a Mind session followed by some stretching can improve mental clarity, reduce stress, and enhance flexibility. Look for Mind and Stretch sessions in your myFitness on demand section.

Join a Fitness Class

Check out myFitness, a local gyms or a community center for fitness classes such as HIIT, Barre, or Cardio Boxing. Joining a class can introduce you to new workouts and keep you motivated.

Participate in a Community Sports Event

Look for local sports events or tournaments that you can join. Playing team sports like soccer, basketball, or tennis is a great way to stay active and socialize.

Healthy Cooking Together

Spend time in the kitchen with family or friends preparing healthy meals. Cooking together is a fun way to learn new recipes and make nutritious choices. Check out this Fit in the Kitchen session for some inspiration and join Lisa in making Lemon Coconut Flaxseed Protein Balls.

National Health and Fitness Day is the perfect occasion to embrace a more active lifestyle and enjoy the many benefits of physical activity. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures, indoor workouts, or community events, there's something for everyone to make this day special. By incorporating these activities into your routine, you can set the foundation for a healthier, happier life. So, lace up those sneakers, grab your family and friends, and get moving!

Happy National Health and Fitness Day!


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