Exercise is one of the most important ways to maintain a healthy body. Staying active keeps the body at peak performance and the mind sharp. Whether you take a regular evening walk, or a 5-mile jog, staying active is always beneficial to your wellness. Families should find ways to do activities together whenever possible. We recommend a trip to the community pool, a nice bike ride, or even a walk through the neighborhood. We live in a world full of screens, and many of us tend to forget the insurmountable amount of activities that lie just outside the doors of our homes.

North Texas can get overwhelmingly hot during the day, so why not take advantage of the warm summer and take a dip to cool off? If a pool is not an option, the weather tends to cool down as the sun begins to set, so you should take advantage and go outside while the temperature is tolerable to keep your body fit. If you do decide go outside during the day, please use sunscreen! The sun can be very harmful to your skin if you are exposed to it for prolonged periods. Also, if you decide that walking a pet is your method of exercise, be mindful of the hot pavement. If it is too hot for your feet, it is too hot for theirs!

If you have down time, pick up a new sport that you think you will enjoy. Nothing is more beneficial to your wellness than doing something you relish while simultaneously staying in shape. Exercise is a fantastic way to relieve stress on the mind as well. Putting your energy to good use will also improve your sleep, which ultimately leads to more focus on your goals, and discipline to accomplish them. A well-rested body leads to a boost in overall productivity, so even outside of proactively staying fit, workplace efficiency is always a plus!