What Is Your Favorite Way to Stay Active?

Wellness is a focus of the people priority in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Strategic Plan. Whether you walk flights of stairs or on a treadmill, or prefer to spend time outdoors running, swimming or even rock climbing, what is your favorite way to stay active? Share your thoughts in today’s Question of the Week.

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Robert O'Connell August 4, 2015 at 10:23 am

Hiking and camping. Even car camping, you never quit moving.


Corrine August 4, 2015 at 3:03 am

I like a variety, but lately I've been really into kettlebells.


James A. Fischer, MSN, RN-BC August 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm



Nikki August 3, 2015 at 7:28 am

Any kind of dancing!


Karen Peterson July 31, 2015 at 3:03 pm

I walk three miles four days a week,and the other three work out on total gym.


Rose July 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

I love tennis and High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT);sprinting and power walking followed by dips and planks....gets the toxins out and leaves me with tremendous energy and a positvie can-do attitude!!


James Brasic July 31, 2015 at 11:28 am

Ballet classes and dance performances help me to remain active. I also utilize strength training classes, core classes, and yoga classes. Additionally I have exercises from my physical therapist.


Alexandrea July 31, 2015 at 10:31 am

I workout at the Bayview wellness center every day during my lunch break. I also started attending yoga at Charm City with instructor Sarah Sloane on Wednesday evenings. She is a Child Outpatient therapist here at Bayview! And she is fantastic.


C July 31, 2015 at 10:29 am

I take the stairs every single time except on rare occasions when I'm loaded down with something bulky. I see very few people taking the stairs with me here at JHH...this includes the stairwells in the parking garages, which are free exercise. I hate the gym but love walking and doing stairs.


Adair July 31, 2015 at 10:15 am

Aerial acrobatics, parkour, yoga, & hiking


Ilana Mittman July 31, 2015 at 9:24 am

I am actually going to give a shout out to my husband, Dr. Scott Mittman, an anasthesiologist at Johns Hopkins since 1991. He jogs to Johns Hopkins EVERY DAY, both ways, come rain or shine from our condo in the midtown area to the East Baltimore campus where he works. Since he started in April of 2014 he hardly missed an opportunity (including days that we had ice storms, and snow). I think that this is a fantastic way to stay active while showing the great benefits of living near work. I am a public health expert, and have an idea, why don't we start a movement called "Run with Me" and join Scott?


C July 31, 2015 at 10:32 am

I like that idea and maybe it could be extended also to biking groups. I walk to work every day because I chose to live close by but I never bike because waiting alone at a traffic light (that's right, I obey signals), I'm likely at some point to have my bike taken from me. Safety in numbers and I'd love to bike with other people like to the supermarket or Fells Point.


Debbie July 31, 2015 at 9:11 am

I like a variety of exercises but my faves are Yoga, walking, hiking and doing the stairs as much as possible.


kathryn July 31, 2015 at 9:08 am

Zumba! Also high intensity workouts and running/walking. But Zumba and dancing by far :)!


Tracy July 31, 2015 at 9:05 am

I love zumba, and spinning - my body craves it!!


Nat W. July 31, 2015 at 9:04 am

Zumba is a great way to have fun and get fit!


Mrs. B July 31, 2015 at 8:46 am

Being active with my 3 boys sporting activites.. they are so busy it keeps me busy so im exercising without even thinking about it. I also like jump roping.


Sharon Piper July 31, 2015 at 8:45 am

My favorites are ballet class and hiking.


Marie July 31, 2015 at 8:33 am

I love Zumba and also walking on trails.


K. T. July 31, 2015 at 8:27 am

Taking the stairs whenever possible!


Barb Van de Castle July 31, 2015 at 8:05 am

I love dragon boating to stay fit! The Baltimore Dragon Boat Club paddles a couple of times a week and attends races quite often. It is a great workout.


Tom July 31, 2015 at 7:45 am

In order to stay healthy and active I try to stay off computers as much as possible.


Mary July 31, 2015 at 7:40 am

Definitely walking/running with dogs!!! :))


corine gentile July 31, 2015 at 7:06 am

i enjoy a variety of exercises. i enjoy swimming, hiking, weights, sky diving, etc. but my favorites are running, walking with my dog and riding my horse. this way i get to spend more quality time with the "children" and stay active


Rosie K. July 31, 2015 at 7:02 am

walking on trails in the park near my home


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