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Get Moving For National Girls And Women In Sports Day

February 5, 2014, 6:07 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Get Moving For National Girls And Women In Sports Day

You might not be a big sports fan, but finding an activity you enjoy could help your health. 

At 43 years old with four children, Nicole Osmundson stays in great shape by training for triathlons.

"After high school, I was mostly a runner. Then I developed a stress fracture from constantly running," Osmundson said.

Osmundson says she enjoys the variety of triathlons. It also has improved her physical and mental health.

"You can ask my family. If I don't get my workout in, it's kind of a rough day for me," Osmundson said.

But you don't have to be a runner or take part in a competitive sport to find the benefits of physical activity.

"First and foremost, you have to have passion to do something," Avera Sports Institute Acceleration Specialist Whitnee Fester said.

Fester says along with finding an activity you enjoy, you should also find a sport that's right for your age, health and fitness level.

"You don't want to overdo it. At 70, playing basketball, it might be a little too much, but you might be in that great shape where it's not even going to affect you at all," Fester said.

If you haven't done a sport before, don't be embarrassed to try something new.

"Bringing people with you.  If you have friends, always helps as a female," Fester said.

Fester also says you don't have to be the best at a sport or activity right away.

"Slowly working into things helps with the fear of, 'I'm not going to be able to do that. I'm not good enough to do that.' You are good enough to do anything. You just have to believe in yourself," Fester said.

That's a message Osmundson is sharing with her five-year-old daughter as she starts playing soccer.

"Even at a young age, I want my kids to realize that physical activity becomes more of a lifestyle than something that we have to go do," Osmundson said.

Research has shown that physical activity can reduce your risk of obesity, osteoporosis and even cancer.

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