Be Well, Be Present
Relax and renew with AAMC Community Health and Wellness
Summer has finally arrived, bringing
you plenty of sunshine and outdoor
activities. With obesity still on the
rise in America, use this season to
get yourself and family in shape.
Whether you’re looking to begin
a fitness program or add variety to
a current routine, there are many
summer activities to keep you healthy
and active this season. Adults need
at least 30 minutes of moderate to
vigorous activity a day, while children
and adolescents should be active 60
minutes each day.
- Take advantage of the plentiful walking and hiking trails in the region.
- Take up a water sport. Kayaking, rowing, skiing or swimming all can be enjoyed in the nearby Chesapeake Bay, while encouraging fitness at the same time.
- Sign up for a fitness class at AAMC. The AAMC Wellness Center offers a wide variety of classes including Yoga, T’ai Chi, and Strong Women strength training classes.
Summer is synonymous with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Cantaloupe, watermelon, fresh green beans and sweet corn are just a few of the fruits and vegetables currently in plentiful supply.
- Schedule an appointment with AAMC registered dieticians to jump start your nutrition plan. Our dieticians are experts in providing nutritional information for a variety of health needs. Whether you need a gluten free diet, are looking to lose weight or are seeking better meal planning ideas, AAMC’s nutritionists can help.
- Visit a local farmers market. This is a great place to purchase seasonal fruits and vegetables directly from a local farmer while saving money. Farmers markets are an inexpensive option since it is a direct consumer-to- farmer purchase.
- Make sure you’re staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is essential to stay cool and healthy during the hot summer months.
With family vacations, summer camps
and programs in full force, it’s easy
for your calendar to become full and
hectic. This summer, attempt to live
in the present and become more
mindful in the process.
- Set aside quiet time every day. It can be very easy to go all day without taking time for yourself. Remember that taking time for you is a necessity, even if it’s five minutes a day.
- Spend time with nature. Take some time each day to reconnect with nature. Spending time in your flower garden, starting an herb garden or simply taking a walk through a park are easy ways to reconnect.
- Make time to keep yourself healthy and energized by scheduling an appointment for a massage, Reiki treatment or Healing Touch session at AAMC Community Health & Wellness Center.
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