These are challenging times and we need to do everything we can to protect our physical, mental and emotional well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the best ways to do that is with movement, but that can be difficult since most Americans need to practice physical distancing and stay-at-home guidelines to keep the disease from spreading.
AICR recommends getting at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week, per its Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Being physically active and exercising can lower your cancer risk, help you have a healthy weight and lessen your risk for numerous chronic diseases.
So, how can we stay active? With fitness centers and gyms being closed and exercise classes being cancelled, we are left on our own to get creative. And that’s what this podcast episode is all about – getting creative when it comes to exercising during physical distancing.
We need to keep our bodies moving and Samantha Clayton is here to help us do that. Samantha is a certified personal trainer with specialty certifications in group fitness, youth fitness programming, senior fitness and athletic conditioning.
Listen to the podcast episode with Samantha:
Once you have listened to Samantha’s tips, check out AICR’s Strava Club – an online community of local and global people who are dedicated to improving their health and reducing their cancer risk. Joining AICR’s Strava Club is FREE and it is open to everyone, no matter what your fitness level is. The club is a great way to stay accountable, connect with people across the globe and find motivation to try new exercises.
AICR is currently hosting a Get Active 150 Challenge on Strava and it’s not too late to join to help kickstart your physical activity routine! Invite your friends, family and co-workers too, so you can all stay healthy together.