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Enjoy Outdoor Physical Activities

Posted by USFHP on Jun 29, 2022 11:09:00 AM

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Taking part in outdoor activities and exercise has a lot of helpful benefits.

First off, getting at least 5-15 minutes of Vitamin D every two days is all your body needs. The more sunlight you get, the more it strengthens your immune system.

We can all agree that exercising outside reduces stress, anxiety and depression. Being out in the open air has many natural benefits. Try taking an outdoor yoga class or going for a run in the park. Walks are even better if you have a furry friend to take with you.

Some other amazing benefits of participating in physical activities outside include: improved self-esteem, enhanced memory, and overall health improvement. It takes a lot of courage to exercise outside.

The recommendation for adults is getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-intense physical exercise in each week.

Enjoying the outdoors with family can be more fun than being alone. Go for a swim, family bike ride, or just a casual walk. It could be a great bonding experience for you and your family. 

It is also safer to exercise with other people than being by yourself. Participating in outdoor physical activities can be a great way to make friends and socialize with new people.

A fun, yet effective way of exercising outdoors could be going on a family hike or a family vacation/adventure that requires a lot of walking. Camping could also be an exciting activity with family and friends. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.

It is recommended to chat with your doctor to make sure you are safe to participate in any of the above activities.

USFHP’s TRICARE Prime Plan provides routine doctor's visits, hospitalization, prescription coverage, preventative health care coverage, specialty care.

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