All over the world, people are getting too little activity and spending too much time indoors than is healthy. Who says you need fancy gym to be fit? The answer is "right in our own backyards!" Parks offer many fun opportunities to be physically active while providing the extra health benefits of being outdoors in nature. Green Gym Day is all about the idea that parks are great places to move our bodies in ways that are not necessarily “exercise”—from walking to playing catch—in our own “green gyms.” It is a simple, understandable, do-able first step and is part of the larger and growing movement to help people of all ages and abilities to be more active and to get outdoors. In the US, according to industry statistics, only 7% of adults belong to health clubs and 67% of members never use them. Clearly, health clubs are not the entire answer!
Left Photo Credit: Aliza Holtz