MOVE MORE! Exercise has many benefits such as weight loss, disease prevention, and just plain feeling better. So, why is it difficult sometimes to make exercise a priority and get moving everday?
“I DON’T HAVE TIME!”
You can make physical activity a part of your daily schedule if you keep in mind that the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day for adults doesn’t have to be done all at once and can include work-oriented tasks like raking leaves. Keeping track of your steps using a pedometer can help you realize, “Hey, I was physically active today!”
“I DON’T LIKE TO EXERCISE!”
For the general population, the “no pain, no gain” rule does not apply; exercise does not have to hurt! It can be at an intensity you are comfortable with and a type that you enjoy. If you like your exercise routine, there’s a better chance you’ll stick with it.
“THERE’S NO PLACE TO EXERCISE!”
It may be true that you can’t find exactly what you are looking for in a rural area, but you may be surprised at the amount of recreational opportunity available to you. (See Wellsboro Parks and Rec and Kestone Active Zone below).
Tip the energy balance in your favor... MOVE MORE!
Do you want to be more physically active but feel you just don’t have the time?
Perhaps you’ll find it useful to visit the smallstep.gov website of the US Department
of Health and Human Services. It offers tools that make it easier to include physical
activity into your daily life.
Visit Small Step
Looking for some outdoor recreational facilities? Trying to find a specific activity,
like hiking or biking? The Keystone Active Zone may be the place to look, offering a
customized list of outdoor recreational facilities in Tioga County depending on your interest.
Visit Keystone Active Zone
Shape Up Tioga County is a self-directed, adult physical activity program. The next
campaign to get Tioga County residents participating in their chosen form of exercise
begins March 1, 2007. Join the free 10 week session individually and exercise on your
own, with a friend, or a team.
Visit Shape Up Tioga County
Take a look at the Wellsboro Parks and Recreation website for a listing of the many
opportunities for recreation and fitness in Tioga County. Whether you are a child
or an adult, whether you’re looking for vigorous activity or something more moderate,
chances are you’ll find something of interest.
Visit Wellsboro Recreation