In addition to health consultations, medical advice (by our M.D. partners), diet advice, and all other types of lifestyle advice we offer to help improve our client's and patient's quality of life, we also highly encourage regular activity outdoors.
Not only will being outdoors (in the sun) give you a natural source of vitamin D (a nutrient that many people with COVID-19 have been deficient in), but spending as little as 20 minutes in the outdoor-activity (of at least moderate intensity) of your choice will help keep you limber, can help prevent muscular atrophy, can energize and invigorate you, and can even lift your mood!
Brian (our founder) has been an avid outdoor sports enthusiast since 1988, and not only served as a Boy Scout counselor of wilderness safety, survival, and first aid for over 15 years, but continues to voluntarily lead groups in the North Georgia mountains and various other parks around Georgia. Outdoor sports are not only Brian's passion, but are used by Brian (& NutriPharm) as an extremely fun form of exercise for our clients (in our fitness programs & workshops). Outdoor sports are not only loads of fun, but can burn upwards of 800 calories per hour; yes, you read that right... upwards of 800 calories per HOUR.
If you would like more information about outdoor sports, our fitness programs, or general fitness information, please give use a call at (888) 231-5325, or chat with us through our website chat-box.
We've also provided you with some links (to the right) where you can find hiking trails and parks in Georgia; we'll add more states in time. The first link is not a park, but a link to an organization who helps manage a beautiful park in central Georgia, called Pine Mountain. With a PMTA membership, you, your family, or your entire organization (depending on the membership you purchase) can enjoy unlimited nights in the backcountry for FREE (e.g. the Backcountry Permit Fee is waived); the only thing you have to pay for is the parking (which is $5). In addition, you can join volunteer events and members-only special events. The PMTA memberships are very inexpensive and worth every penny! Plus, you get to feel good that you are helping to preserve an amazing park in Georgia!