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Fall into a new workout routine

September 25, 2018

Fall into a new workout routine

Did you know that only 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. get the recommended weekly levels of physical activity? That means only 20 percent of us are moving enough!

There’s lots of evidence that being physically active can help lower your risk of several types of cancer, including colon cancer, breast cancer and endometrial cancer. In addition to lowering your cancer risk, getting active also produces endorphins that will help you feel good all day long. It’s recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week but every little bit counts!

To continue our blog series with advice to help freshen your fall routine, we wanted to tackle another key piece of the cancer prevention puzzle: physical activity. Whether you’re bored with the gym, in a slump or just looking to switch it up, here are some ideas to help you put some pep back in your workout:

  • Grab a friend
    • Need help staying motivated? Enlist a workout buddy! It’s easier to stay accountable when you have a fitness partner, and working out with a friend is more fun than working out solo.
  • Find a class
    • Want to try something new? Check out the class schedules at your local gym, park or recreation center. Zumba, barre, yoga, cycling and kickboxing are great ways to get fit while having fun.
    • If you’re too shy to take a group class, check YouTube for some great video workouts and tutorials. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!
  • Take the scenic route
    • Find a nearby trail or a local National Park and explore. Hike, bike, run or walk along a lake or through the woods to take in the beauty of nature and enjoy some fresh air while working out.

Pro tip: Bring a bottle of water with you on your workout so you can stay hydrated while you’re working up a sweat! 

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