May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Monthly health topics courtesy of the BFMC Health Education Department. The Health Education Department is committed to providing comprehensive health education services to improve the quality of life of our patients by offering several classes and services free of charge to BFMC HMO members. For more information about classes and services offered, please call 661-846-4650 or visit the BFMC Health Education website.

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

With added physical fitness over time you could see improvements in your physical health, mental health, stress levels, sleep, productivity, relationships and more. Here are some simple ways to be more physically active throughout your day, whether at home, at work or when you’re out:

At Home:

  • Walk your dog and play fetch
  • Work in your yard or garden
  • Clean your house
  • Lift weights, march in place, or walk around the room while watching TV

At Work:

  • Walk at lunch or during breaks
  • Exercise in your chair
  • Take the stairs
  • Stand while on the phone, reading, or eating
  • Talk face-to-face with your coworkers

When You're Out:

  • Go dancing
  • Do tai chi
  • Take a walk after dinner
  • Park far away from the door

Download: Make Every Move Count Infographic (American Heart Association)