Celebrate National Bike Month by taking your children out for a bicycle ride around the local park or a bike trail. May is a perfect time to enjoy a family bike ride, before the summer heat sets in. According to Men’s Fitness, cycling is a lower-risk form of cardiovascular exercise and is low impact, so it’s easier on your legs, ankles, knees and feet. It’s also an awesome way for your family to get exercise and have fun while doing it!
If you had the chance to ask some general heart health questions to a physician without an appointment, wouldn’t you take advantage of it? If you, your friend or family member had heart disease, wouldn’t you want to know ways to prevent it? If given the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies UMass Memorial Medical Center is using to fight heart disease, wouldn’t you want to arm yourself with information?
Running: You either love it or hate it. Some people find it to be a great health and mental wellness boost, while others feel it’s it too hard, too boring or just too uncomfortable.
But one thing many people can agree on is that a marathon, 5K or a race of any length can be truly inspirational. Seeing hundreds of people running by with numbers pinned to their chests can trigger a “me, too” moment. Though there are certainly important techniques to it, running is something that just about anyone can do if they try.
If you’re inspired to start running—whether a marathon or just a few daily laps around your neighborhood—you need a few things to get going.