Week 4 of our 7 Weeks to Wellness Challenge!
- – On Monday’s we will be posting a wellness challenge question on Facebook. (If you don’t do Facebook, you are in luck—just leave your answer in the comments below to be entered for your chance to win.)
- – On Wednesday’s we will be sharing education related to that week’s challenge.
- – On Friday we will announce on Facebook the winner to the week’s challenge.
Week 4 challenge: What is your Favorite Summer Workout?
Make Physical Activity a Part of Summer Fun!
Summer is a beautiful time of the year, but it can be hot. Don’t let South Dakota’s summer heat be an excuse for you to be a couch potato. Adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week. Ideally, children need to be physically active at least 60 minutes or more each day.
Summer Physical Activity Quick Tips
- Plan activities in the cooler part of the day – morning or evening.
- – Try to exercise in shaded areas; wear sunglasses, hat and sun screen.
- – Wear lightweight, light-colored comfortable clothes.
- – Drink plenty of water, before, during and after activity.
- – If you feel thirsty, tired, confused, dizzy, weak, have a racing heartbeat or trouble seeing, stop your exercise immediately, go to a cool place to rest and drink water. Visit the doctor if symptoms don’t improve.
Fun Outdoor Physical Activities
- Play Frisbee
- Skate or bike
- Play jump-rope
- Twirl a Hula Hoop
- Play hopscotch
- Play freeze tag or catch
- Run through a sprinkler
- Fly a kite
- Go hiking
- Go fishing/boating
- Hit the pool or lake
- Visit a park or a playground
Interestingly, survey research done on adults tells us that many of our best childhood memories revolve around fun family physical activities — like playing catch with dad or going for a family hike. Create some great family memories this summer.
7 Weeks to Wellness Summer Challenge: Leave a comment here or hop over to our Facebook page and share your favorite summer workout for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Scheels. Winner Posted Friday.