Connecting Through Physical Activity

Lawrence Executive Alliance of Professionals (LEAP), LLC, is committed to providing top-quality health care for those who need it most, providing comprehensive service for veteran and civilian patients at facilities across the country. We believe that affordable, quality healthcare inspires our communities to lead healthier lifestyles, that early detection is the key to the prevention of devastating diseases and conditions, and that, with healthcare as a focus, other problematic topics, such as racism and intolerance, can be lifted up.

While our staff will take care of you and your loved ones, from healthcare to claims review and pharmaceutical needs to nutritional education, healthy habits begin at home. The world – especially our country – continues to fight a pandemic that does not appear to be slowing down. COVID-19 has brought with it countless uncertainties, especially for families who now find themselves with a loss of income and food insecurities, and youth, whose education systems and sports involvement are facing significant changes.

There is no better time than the present to come together as a family. If you don’t have children of your own, take a few neighborhood young people under your wing. Lead by example so that we not only can come out of the pandemic a more vibrant people, but individuals who make our health a top priority.

Here are a few ways you can take charge of your overall health and wellness by getting active and spending quality time with one another.

 

Marathons and long-distance runs may be postponed, but many are opting for virtual runs that allow you to sign up and complete the distance on a date that works you.

Meal plan together. Sitting down together to plan a few meals for the upcoming week ensures that you aren’t only putting essential nutrients into your body, but that you are saving money and forming healthy habits.

Shop together at a local Farmer’s Market. There is nothing quite like the health benefits of fresh produce and locally grown and raised products.

Cook together. Preparing foods together at home means that you know what is going into your meals. You’re able to pick and choose nutritious ingredients, try new things and create dishes together.

Take on an outdoor adventure while enjoying the beautiful fall weather that is just around the corner. Hiking, kayaking, biking and even just an evening stroll are great ways to get active while connecting with nature.

Play a game of basketball or tennis. Visit the local courts or community center for a fun one-on-one game that’s sure to get you sweating and sharing lots of laughs.

Create a family challenge and post it somewhere for all to see. Hang it on the refrigerator or use an online app, encouraging those involved to make healthy food selections and strive for at least 20 minutes of activity a day. It can really help to have an accountability partner.

Consider adopting a pet, such as a dog, that needs to be walked and played with daily. This not only encourages physical activity, but teaches responsibility, as well.