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Food For Thought – 20 Ways To Get Moving This Summer

You’ve probably noticed that I like to talk about food. I like to talk about it, prepare it, serve it and I love to eat it! My other love is exercise. As much as I love exercise, I’ve found myself struggling as I get older with finding and prioritizing the time to do it. Can you relate?

I get the struggles, the barriers and the responsibilities we have that can get in the way of making the time to exercise. But I can also show you 100+ ideas to overcome them and get active. I’ll save you some time and share 20 of them…

  1. Walk instead of drive when you can.
  2. Prettify your yard gardening.
  3. Play in the park with your furry friend. Don’t have one? Borrow one!
  4. Rainy day? Walk the mall!
  5. Take the kids for a bike ride.
  6. Go for a run.
  7. Swim with the family in the lake or at your local pool.
  8. Get on the water – my fave is paddle boarding.
  9. Climb a wall! Try out a local rock-climbing facility.
  10. Go for a hike.
  11. Pick veggies and fruit at a local farm.
  12. Dance to your favorite tunes at a music festival.
  13. Join a league! Soccer, softball, volleyball…the options are endless.
  14. Pack a picnic and enjoy the scenery.
  15. Mini golf with the family.
  16. Fly a kite (I mean literally!)
  17. Mow the lawn. (It’s fun, I swear!)
  18. Have a water balloon fight with the kids.
  19. Another rainy day? Try laser tag!
  20. Take the family to a waterpark.

Being active is an important part of healthy living at every age. The benefits include lower risk of disease and better overall health, to name just two!

Happy, healthy and active living!


Jenn Giurgevich is a Registered Dietitian and former contract Professor at Brescia University College with a wealth of nutrition knowledge. Over the last 10+ years, Jenn has paired her love for nutrition and health with her undeniable love for fitness, working as both a personal trainer and fitness instructor.


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