Paragon Orthopedic Center Newsletter for May

Paragon Orthopedic Center
Grants Pass, Oregon

National Physical Fitness Month

Recognize the need for some form of physical exercise in your life this month! You read about our nation’s obesity statistics, how important daily exercise is, and what exercise can mean for your overall health, and this is the time to GET UP AND DO SOMETHING! Stop making excuses. Make May the month for change. How to make that happen? A little bit of effort can go a long way. We’ve done a bit of work for you by finding some helpful information to get outside.

Here are some links for walks:

A link for running ideas:

Bicycling guides and maps:

Other ideas:
-Take the kids/grandkids out and do something they enjoy doing outdoors.
-Join a gym and sign up for classes. People in the classes can hold you accountable if you lack self-motivation.
-Join a group. Southern Oregon has square dancing, dance studios, country western dancing, tango dancing, Zumba, CrossFit, adult aerial classes, and yoga.
-Join a league. There are SO many. Soccer, softball, hockey, basketball, volleyball, baseball, pickleball, badminton, and even kickball!;

Don’t forget about the easier starts if you have been very inactive. Park farther away from the store’s entrance. Walk the dog. Take the stairs. Walk a little farther when you go pick up the newspaper. Do sets of jumping jacks during commercials while watching your favorite program. Whatever you choose, stick with it. Set a reminder on your phone to help you or ask a friend to join you in these efforts. May is the month; make a change for better health now!

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