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January 2022 Archive

Staying Active in the Colder Months

Posted on January 19, 2022 by Susan Robinson

Physical activity guidelines recommend a healthy adult do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week. However, it is difficult to reach those recommendations as it grows colder outside. When the temperature drops, it seems much easier to pull the blanket over our heads and go back to sleep instead of getting up for some movement. Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week can help you accomplish the minimum recommendations!

If you can brave the cold, try these activities to help you get to the 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise:

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Susan Robinson

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.