Being outside supports an active and healthy lifestyle, which is one of the best ways to improve your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physical activity can help manage your weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and make your bones and muscles stronger.
If you haven’t exercised in a long time, Dr. Evans advises starting with what you enjoy — whether it’s dancing, basketball, yoga, running, tai chi, or even simple stretching poses.
“I was a marathon runner, but now I try to get out most days for a walk,” she says. “For someone who was into high-intensity aerobics, I underrated walking. You don’t need an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment to go for a walk.”