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Stay active with free local fitness options

Woman stretching

Source: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

During this challenging time, daily exercise can help your physical and mental health.  Many people have found their typical routines disrupted, since gyms are closed and group classes are cancelled, but there are many ways you can stay active until things are back to normal.

Remember, it’s safe to take a walk, run, or hike outside as long as you can maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.  For the best health benefits, work your way up to 30 minutes of an activity that gets your heart pumping at least 5 times each week, as well as 30 minutes of strengthening exercises 2 times each week.