1. Drop in for a new fitness class
2. Try a new hiking trail
There are so many benefits to being outside. The fresh air, variable terrain, and just being in nature has been shown to increase emotional well-being and feelings of happiness. And who wouldn’t want to be outside when we have the Blue Ridge Mountains in our backyard?
Try out these great hikes and post some pictures in the comments section!
3. Get a biomechanics check-up
Most of us schedule annual check ups with our primary care physicians to see where we are for the year and identify potential areas to improve. Did you know we can do the same thing with physical therapy? Physical therapists are the movement specialists in the healthcare field and are uniquely positioned to assess how you move and make recommendations to stay moving pain free for the new year and beyond.
4. Meet your local dietician
Did you know BCBS covers dieticians 100%? Dieticians are experts in nutrition and regulation of diet. They can help you assess your current diet and design a plan based on your goals. Trying to lose weight? Get toned? Improve your control of diabetes? Dieticians can help with all of these things and so much more. Learn more about our local partners:
5. Need weekly motivation
Sometimes people need a more routine motivation and accountability. Personal trainers are a great professional to help assess, set, an monitor general fitness and wellness goals. We love people like Michelle Kuhnen who are upbeat, positive, and works with all levels of people. Whether you are trying to get moving for the first time, lose weight, or train for a marathon, a personal trainer might be a great way for you to reach your goals.