For the second year, Move It Monday partnered with the American Public Health Association (APHA) to offer its Annual Conference attendees a chance to start the week with a Monday Mile. This November, we hosted five Monday Mile walking groups over the course of the conference in Philadelphia.
There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to bring the family closer. So why not turn your plain-old, ordinary exercises into a family fitness challenge.
We've compiled a list of positions and poses that are designed for the whole family to do together. Although they’re not particularly taxing or strenuous, you should always start slow with a brief warm up: Jog in place for a few minutes, or just long enough to get the muscles warm. Remember to start slow, and acknowledge that everyone needs to go at their own pace.
As the days get shorter, exercising outdoors becomes more dangerous. To avoid any new potential hazards, we’ve compiled a list of safety tips for working out at dusk, dawn, and every time in between.
The crisp autumn weather is the perfect time to work up a sweat. And you don’t even have to worry about bundling up; there are tons of activities you can do indoors that will keep you moving and grooving all through the fall and into winter.
Dogs are our best friends, and apparently, they’re also pretty reliable workout partners. Results from a large-scale study show that dog owners are four times more likely to meet daily physical activity guidelines than non-dog owners.
During the colder months, it’s even more critical to find ways to stay active. Although your body can adjust to missing a couple days of exercise, your endurance will take a hit if you skip too many consecutive workouts.
You know you’ve uttered the words: “But I don’t have time to work out” to yourself dozens, if not hundreds, of times. It’s OK, you don’t need a lot of time to fit in some exercise. You only need time to move a bit. There are a few times throughout the day when you can squeeze in a walk without disrupting your schedule.
Performing stretches regularly is the most effective way to prevent loss of flexibility. Stretching also prevents muscle contractures and improves physical ability. Here are three simple partner assisted stretches that can help improve your flexibility.
The New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is collaborating with The Monday Campaigns to make it easier for people with disabilities to participate in healthy, physical activities every Monday.