5 Ways to Stay Active this Summer at the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park

5 Ways to Stay Active this Summer at the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park

CaptureIf you didn’t been spend the cold-weather months last year getting in shape for the warm-weather months this year, fret not. At the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park, we offer a variety of unique ways to get and stay in shape this summer. What’s more, all of them are free-of-cost!

Read on to discover five great ways to get active this summer at the Center.

bball  Basketball: According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, just shooting hoops helps burn around 300 calories an hour. Playing a half-court game brings it to about 558 an hour, and stepping up to a full court game will burn around 747 calories an hour.

Our full-sized basketball court is a great place to burn off the excess weight. Click here to see our open gym dates!

runningRunning: Our indoor track is a great place to stop by for a brisk run this summer. Why?

A December 2012 study published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review concluded that regular exercise, such as running, helps defeat age-related mental decline, particularly functions like task switching, selective attention, and working memory. In other words, running can help you look good and stay fit at any age!

Walking: Another reason to visit our indoor track? The Duke University Medical Center found that a brisk 30-minute walk or jog around a track three times a week was just as effective as antidepressant medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in middle-aged and elderly people.

zumbaAerobics Classes: Working out together in a group often makes the process of getting fit a bit easier. That’s why we’re happy to offer Zumba on the First Friday of each month.

Did you know that, on average, between 500 to 1,000 calories are burned per hour of Zumba Fitness?! That might seem like a long time, but it’s not when you consider just how much fun you’ll have during those 60 minutes.

CapturePlay: While this may not be an option for adults, our playground is certainly a great option for children. In fact, play helps children grow strong and healthy. It also counteracts obesity issues facing many children today.

Interested in trying out one of these options this summer? Stop by and visit us at the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park, located at 1309 Halley Street in Durham, North Carolina!