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From Sharp Health News, a publication of Sharp HealthCare

Many of us enjoy working out in a gym because of its social nature, availability of exercise equipment and support of personal trainers. But if going to a gym is not an option, a fitness routine from the comfort of your home can be just as productive.

Try these five ways to stay physically active while at home:

  1. Stick with your strength-training routine using online videos or fitness apps.
  2. Try at-home yoga using online classes and videos.
  3. Pick up hiking, walking or running.
  4. Learn new dance moves with the entire family.
  5. Start using that elliptical trainer, rowing machine or treadmill that has been collecting dust in the garage.

Exercising at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, and taking micro breaks and stretch breaks every 60 minutes, provide the following benefits:

  • Reduced risk of developing a life-threatening disease
  • Feeling less pain and discomfort
  • Improved posture
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced risk of falls and injuries
  • A greater likelihood of maintaining or reaching a healthy weight

Proactively plan movement into your day to improve your overall health, sense of well-being and productivity.

The VEBA Resource Center offers Dance Fitness Classes. This dance fitness class will incorporate your favorite dance styles, such as hip hop and Zumba, for a total body workout that’s sure to leave you energized and smiling! Check out our calendar to sign up for an upcoming class.