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Summer Readers: Keep Sizzlin'

Sizsummerlogo_3 Now that school is out , you have some free time to concentrate on YOU! Summer is a great time to focus on exercise. Do you know what it takes to stay fit and healthy? Reading is a great way to exercise your mind. Moving is a great way to exercise your body. This week’s HOT SPOT focuses on your mind and your body. You can exercise and have fun at this week's HOT SPOT sponsors, YMCA of the
Suncoast, YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg and Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA.

This week ’s HOT SPOT activity

Did you know that more than 60 percent of American adults do not get enough physical activity? Even if you can’t get to the gym five times a week, you could start making small changes in your daily routine, by parking further away at the mall if you drive, or taking the stairs. The St. Petersburg Times is a great place to look for ideas or special events where you can get a fun workout and a nutritious treat. Throughout the week, look in the Times for places to get physical and eat healthfully. Don’t forget to check out the advertisements as well as the articles. Create a list to share with your family and see if you can get everyone off the couch! With all the new knowledge you have, create a health and fitness poster with photos, ads, cartoons or slogans you have found in the Times this week. What’s your favorite form of exercise? Maybe you’ll inspire others to get fit by blogging about it. Just click on the comment button below to share your thoughts.

If you want to participate in the Summer Reader program, go to for details on how to get started.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:56am]


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