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Let's Move!
By Su Curtis


December 03, 2007
Monday AM

The cold weather, dark evenings, slick roads and frosty sidewalks are forcing us indoors. But that doesn't mean we should quit moving. There are plenty of indoor activities that are just as enjoyable and beneficial as a brisk walk.

Our community has a Parks and Recreation Center that offers fitness classes five days a week, ranging from 5:45am to 5:30pm. Whether you want to tone up, strengthen up, lighten up, loosen up or just have fun, the Rec Center is there for you. Check out the new brochure, either online, or pick one up at the Rec Center.

So, why should you exercise? Let me mention a FEW of the benefits. Exercise decreases risk of heart attack and diabetes, improves circulation, protects against some cancers, builds muscle tone, improves coordination, reduces stress, lessens love handles, lowers blood sugar, lifts mood, lowers blood pressure, improves flexibility, bolsters immune system, maintains strong bones and joints, boosts self-esteem and IT''S FUN. Plus taking a class expands your circle of friends.

So, there you have them - SOME reasons to get off the couch this winter. Keep them in mind and remember them if you find yourself making all sorts of excuses for not exercising.

Su Curtis
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I have been a fitness instructor for 22 years. Part of my training is to keep up on current health trends."

Received November 30, 2007 - Published December 03, 2007


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