Guide to becoming colorado fit

Fisherman fly fishing in Lake Edith with Rocky Mountains and blue skies in the background.

Whether you’ve just moved to Colorado and are trying to fit in, or you’re a native who’s a newbie to fitness, here are some simple ways to start working out while enjoying our beautiful state.

Walk the stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre .

According to experts , stair climbing can be as good for your cardiovascular health as running because it engages every major muscle group.

Tour Garden of the Gods  on two wheels.

Regular cycling can increase muscle strength and flexibility, all while taking it easy on your joints . Here are a few great bike paths to explore this spring.

Prepare to launch at Dillon Reservoir.

Enjoy the beauty of the water while reaping the benefits of paddling , including increasing strength in your back, torso, arms and shoulders.

Picture yourself hiking in the Flatirons.

Because walking is a weight-bearing exercise, light to moderate hiking can boost bone density  while building strength in your lower legs.

Be mindful at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield  Farms .

Practicing yoga has many benefits , including stress reduction, improved concentration and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

Zip around Cheyenne Mountain Zoo .

Studies show  walking can help prevent or manage conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes – especially with 140 animal-filled acres to explore.

Discover the Denver Museum of Nature and Science .

According to experts , standing can, not only help boost engagement but also turn a learning experience into an active day in – perfect for a snowy day!

Find the catch of the day in the Colorado River.

Research shows  that people who do outdoor activities like fly-fishing in the quiet of nature have lower blood pressure than city-goers.

Author: Bright Health

November 24, 2016