As the month of May comes to a close, we thought it MAY be a good time to remind everyone of a few of the perks of staying active even during the long and sometimes lazy days of summer.  Those things that we all really know, but just need to be reminded of from time to time!

Staying active helps us:


If you aren’t sure where to start, talk with your healthcare provider, a local YMCA or fitness center, or start by doing some research online.  There are some excellent great online resources to get you started such as  the  President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition    or the American College of Sports Medicine.  It doesn’t matter if you walk, bike, swim, or do some other activity, just keep moving and stay active for better health. You have our permission – “Yes, you may!” – just be sure and check with your healthcare provider first! Here’s to an active, healthy, and happy summer.                                                                                                          Image from


President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. . Accessed 5/30/2017.
American College of Sports Medicine.  Accessed 5/30/2017.