On April 13, 2020, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, proclaimed May 2020 as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. He called upon the people of the United States to “make physical activity and sports participation a priority in their lives” and said “this month, I urge all Americans to invest in the health of our great Nation by incorporating physical activity into their daily lives and by promoting the positive effects of sports on youth development. Through regular physical activity, we can achieve our shared goal of living healthier lives.”
As the world continues to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, it is still possible to maintain regular physical activity at home. Health experts say that 60 minutes a day of physical activity is ideal. In support of this important awareness initiative, MIND ALGN has put together a list of 3 ways to participate in this National Physical Fitness & Sports Month – even with gyms and fitness centers closed to the public.
1. Hula Hooping: A fun way to work the middle section and create some serious core muscles. And now they even make weighted hula hoops – for those who want a little extra challenge.
2. Walking Outside: Walking not only is good for your heart but doing it outside between the hours of 7 and 11am has the added benefit of blue light sunshine, which suppresses melatonin to increase energy during the day and improve sleep at night. We at MIND ALGN know all about the benefits of morning sunshine as it’s part of our patented six steps to freedom alternative approach to treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other neurological issues. To learn more, click here.
3. Jumping Rope: Jumping rope burns some serious calories – and if you are quarantining with your family, you can always get a game of Double Dutch happening.
There is much uncertainty in the world right now. To slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus, our society has resorted to drastic isolating measures including social distancing and quarantine measures during the pandemic. Given this, it’s understandable to feel anxious, stressed or even depressed. DO NOT WORRY! You are not alone and you can use this coronavirus quarantine time to improve your Mental Health in just a few minutes a day. Take a look at these 5 tips for reducing stress and alleviating stress, anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can read more about the Presidential Proclamation here: