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12 Months of Wellness (April): Commit to Putting a Spring in Your Step

As warmer weather finally starts to make its long-awaited return and freezing temperatures (coupled with snow) creep back into hibernation for the next few months, now is the perfect time to get a move on—literally—with our next 12 Months of Wellness challenge. With that springtime feeling adding a little extra pep in our step, we're encouraging you to commit to getting active this month. Contemplating joining a gym but just haven’t found the motivation to do it? Now’s the time. Considered exploring that nearby hiking trail but somehow manage to always find an excuse not to? Squash the excuses and go. Been eyeing that community sports league but still feeling a little unsure? Put the fears aside and give it a try. No matter your reason for adopting a more active lifestyle, the most important thing is that you choose a routine you can stick to and activities you enjoy. Looking for ideas? Give one (or some) or these a try:
  • We’ve never seen a dog whose tail didn’t wag furiously at even the mention of a “W-A-L-K,” so why not do some good while feeling good by volunteering at your local animal shelter? Get your puppy fix and get moving—a total win-win for everyone.

  • We all have those meeting-filled days at the office. Think outside the box—and the office—by turning at least one of those 30-minute sessions into a walking meeting. Not only does it give you an excuse to escape that florescent office lighting for a bit, but a short stroll just might be the breath of fresh air you need to get new ideas flowing.

  • Speaking of work, consider a different way to commute in. Whether you’re close enough to walk to the office or just far enough away that biking is a better option, both offer similar physical benefits without the added cost of joining a gym (and bonus “spare the air” benefits if you happen to drive to work every day). Saving money while saving the environment and your health? Consider us sold.
Even just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help improve both your physical and mental health. What are you waiting for? The time to start is now. Share your progress on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the #PerriconeMD hashtag.