Follow Along With the Harbor Health April Fitness Challenge!
April is National Minority Health Month! Harbor Health is proud to support the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Office of Minority Health to promote physical activity and staying active and healthy not only in April, but all year long.
According to the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released last year, adults need at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each week with muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week.
Unfortunately, the Office of Minority Health notes that right now, “more than half of minority adults do not meet the physical activity guidelines.”
To make getting physical activity more convenient and accessible to all of our patients and staff at Harbor Health, we’re sharing fitness challenges with a new exercise each month! The challenges are built around simple exercises you can do anywhere, anytime, a little at a time, without equipment to make it easier to exercise.
The exercise of the month in April is Seated Spinal Rotations!
Here’s how you do a seated spinal rotation:
- Sit up straight in your chair.
- Cross your arms so each hand is resting on the opposite shoulder.
- Rotate your whole upper body, twist from your hips, to one side. Keep your spine aligned. Only twist as far as you are comfortable.
- Rotate back to the center. Repeat on the other side. Each side counts as one rotation, so today, you will do 5 rotations to each side, 10 in total.
Click or tap the button below to download the full April Fitness Challenge calendar and add rotations each day!
REMEMBER – If you don’t already exercise or you’re unsure of your health status, talk with your provider before starting a new program!
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