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Happy New Year – It’s Family Fit Lifestyle Month

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family-fit-month With every new year comes new year’s resolutions. And to help you and your family stay on track with your resolution we’d like to announce January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month. A recent report from the Surgeon General states that between 15 and 25 percent of school children in the United States is overweight, placing them at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Only about half of all Americans aged 12 to 21 exercises regularly. With January being National Family Fit Lifestyle month, what a better time than now to get the entire family to begin establishing healthy lifestyle habits? Although January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month, becoming health conscious should be a yearlong and lifelong commitment. The best role models to teach children about living healthy are the adults in their lives. Choosing nutritious foods and engaging in active indoor and outdoor activities is a great way for spending time with the whole family while promoting the importance of a healthier lifestyle. A family that gets fit together becomes a much stronger and healthier unit. Here are a few fit lifestyle tips:

  • Go food shopping together and choose nutritious foods. Discuss the differences and the benefits of eating healthier.
  • Make regular physical fitness activity a part of your family's daily routine.
  • Limit the time spent in front of the television.
  • Also visit The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition to learn more on how to help your family become fit!
Still have questions about keeping you and your family fit? Talk to your doctor - we can help!

Get Outside! Summer activities that cost nothing and can keep you healthy

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UFMC-BlogImage   It’s May! It’s getting warm and it’s that time of year that you just want to be outside. Why not trick yourself into working out by doing fun outdoor activities that everyone in the family can enjoy? The following list is a great list of free Colorado activities that will get you moving and keep you on the right track to staying healthy - all while enjoying mother nature.

  1. Hiking - We are extremely lucky to live in such a great state that allows us to have unlimited hiking possibilities. Make a quick Google search and find the nearest trailhead to you. A brisk hike will help you stay healthy and happy.
  2. Trail Running - Similar to hiking but with a little speed, you’ll get more than just your regular jog including an increased heart rate all while checking out the beautiful scenery.
  3. Cycling - Hit the road in your biking shorts and get some exercise. There are plenty of streets to ride and get your heart rate up.
  4. Mountain Biking - Watch out for rocks, but this form of biking is great exercise, especially on the way up.
Those are just four of the many heart rate raising activities you can take part in, in this awesome state we live in. Visit your nearest national forest or just step out your back door and find something healthy and active to do.