We read a great article about Colorado’s reputation for having healthy citizens. We asked our resident fitness expert for her opinion, and here is what she had to say:
What a great choice we’ve made to live in Colorado-what a great time of year to get out and enjoy it! There are numerous reports that claimColoradohas the fewest obese residents (not a bad reputation to have). Here’s how we can keep it that way:
Checkout your local parks and recreation department or Colorado State Parks to find a park close to you.
Walk out your door and go for a walk, run or ride a bike (please wear a helmet!). Walking can be boring you say? only if you let it be. A great way to add to your walk (or run) is to include sit-ups, bench dips (find a stable bench and sit down – slide your fanny to the edge and off the bench and slowly bend your elbows to 90 degrees and push back up), high steps, high skips, push-ups (and, yes, from your knees is cool – great form is most important) and/or even jumping jacks every ¼, ½ or mile. Mix and match as you like, doing anywhere from 5 to 10 repetitions each time. You will not get bored and you’ll give yourself a great all-bodywork-out. Aim for 30 minutes of activity every day.Annie Taylor Hoskinson firstname.lastname@example.org To read more about Colorado, here’s a link to the article we read: http://fitbie.msn.com/get-fit/tips/best-cities-outdoor-exercise/tip/4