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This fun-filled blog provides updates and information and Montgomery County Recreation programs and activities. Please send comments, questions, and anything else you would like to share to T.Recs@montgomerycountymd.gov. Be sure to check back often; you never know…your comments or pictures could be posted next!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Getting Fit Has Never Been This Much Fun!

Millions of people have identified getting healthier as their New Year’s resolution. Weight loss is a primary objective for many when working to achieve optimal health and fitness. Research tells us that the most effective weight loss method is to increase physical activity and cut calories. We know that exercise is important, but it can easily get lost among the countless other responsibilities and demands that we face. However, remember, even small changes that increase physical activity can have positive benefits. Photo: Fitness Class

Finding physical activities that are enjoyable can be an important first step to improving physical fitness. Dancing, swimming, and playing outside with your kids are all activities that can burn calories. Having an exercise program that is fun will ensure that you will look forward to your activities.
Did you know that activities such as basketball and high-energy dancing could burn off upward of 422 calories per hour? If calmer activities such as yoga and ballroom dancing are more to your liking, they have great benefits too. Ballroom Dancing can burn off 211 calories in an hour. Whether you are looking for structured programs such as dancing, step aerobics or yoga, or are looking for a facility with cardio machines and weights, you will find that Montgomery County Recreation has a number of premium fitness choices. Find your passion today at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.  
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