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It is recommended that adults get a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity per
week for good health. So, how can you exercise when you don’t belong to a gym and
the weather is so unpleasant?
Nashville, Ark. – Taking a walk or playing with your children in the park on a beautiful,
sunshiny day is easy to do. However, when the weather is cold and damp, it becomes
hard to get motivated to get up and go outside. Lately, the weather has been very
unpredictable! One day it may be warm, but the next the temperature drops to below
In spite of all this, it is recommended that adults get a minimum of 150
minutes of physical activity per week for good health. So, how can you exercise when
you don’t belong to a gym and the weather is so unpleasant? Good news is there are
several ways to exercise indoors without spending a lot of money, uses very little
equipment and still gets your heart rate up. Here are some great ideas:
Whether you exercise inside or outdoors on warm days, here are some tips
for preventing pain and injury:
The most important part of any exercise plan is to stick with it. Be patient
and flexible. If you don’t meet your daily goal, do what you can and strive to increase
the next day. Once you take that first step on your journey, you’ll be well on your
way to better health!
Walk Across Arkansas is a great way to get motivated, exercise with friends
and have a friendly competition at the same time. Walk Across Arkansas is an eight
week program conducted through the U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension
Teams of two to ten people come together, develop a name for the group,
and register your team online at www.uaex.uada.edu/healthylifestyles/walkacrossarkansas.
The program will begin, Sunday, March 11 and run through May 5. Registration
is open now! Individuals can walk by themselves or they can walk with other team members.
Each person keeps a log of how many minutes they exercise. While walking is the focus
of the program, any exercise (that gets your heart rate up) will count.
If you have any questions about Walk Across Arkansas, feel free to contact
me at 870-845-7517 or visit my office located on the second floor of the courthouse.
Information for this article was adapted from Spend Smart, Eat Smart, University of
Iowa Extension Service and The Mayo Clinic.
Here is a great recipe for cold winter evenings. You can serve it as a
stew or strain the broth and serve it on the side as a gravy. Brown rice compliments
this dish well.
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 onions, sliced
2 celery ribs, cut in 1-inch pieces
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 ½ pounds)
1 cup water
½ cup low sodium chicken broth or white wine
½ teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons dried parsley
Dash of red pepper flakes
Black pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste
Combine the vegetables in the crock pot. Place chicken on top of vegetables.
Mix together the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour over chicken. Cook
on high 4-5 hours.
Yields: 6 servings
Nutrition Information per serving: 190 calories, 3.5 g fat, 28 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates,
2 g fiber, 280 mg sodium
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff Chair U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 email@example.com
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