Monthly Spotlight - Physical Activity
April is Physical Activity Month
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, physical activity should still be a part of our daily lives. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans as posted by Exercise is Medicine Rx, recommends 150-300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity and 2 sessions per week of muscle strength training. Fit in 2, 5, 10 or 20 minutes, however and wherever you can (even at home). Every active minute counts!
For more information on how to stay active CLICK HERE.
Additional Resources for Physical Activity
FOR STAFF with KIDS
Reminder, if you have been inactive or have other health conditions, talk to your primary care provider before beginning a new exercise routine.
If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, you can contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4339/4377. If you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, you may also contact this phone number.
Classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center are temporarily suspended. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.
Coaching is also available through BHS, AACPS Employee Assistance Program. Call 800-327-2251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also schedule a telephonic or video appointment at BHS Coach.
Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts
Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. Classes are temporarily suspended. Call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choices. Materials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life www.learntolivehealthy.org