For the Health of It in September

When the sun is shining and the birds are chirping, it’s easy to get out and move. Well, as long as it is not TOO hot, right? During rainstorms or when temperatures drop to single digits, it’s much harder.

Too hot or too cold can derail an exercise plan. Instead of waiting for those perfect days, plan a strategy for the change in seasons. While your normal routine may take you outdoors or to the gym, your inclement weather sessions might look different. Determine a safe, warm and dry place you can move during winter months. This may be in your basement with an exercise video or at the Community Center.

Remember that all movement counts when planning strategies that take weather into account. If you always wait for perfect weather, you’ll be inactive much of the year.

Monthly health tips are brought to you by the Warm Springs Diabetes Program.