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Get Outside

Spring is here and summer is on the way!

The days are longer, the weather is warmer and hopefully, you are choosing to enjoy these days by spending more time outside.

Earlier this year, CalvertHealth announced its 1000 Hours Outside Challenge. The challenge is inspired by a global movement designed to help both children and adults match their screen time with green time. 1000 hours outside may seem unattainable to some, but any additional time spent outside is a win! This challenge is all about making small changes that will have a big impact on your overall health. Taking everyday activities outside, such as eating lunch or reading a book, will really rack up the hours fast! So set a goal that works for you and get outside!

Visit this link to download hour trackers or sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also keep up with challenge participant Becca by reading her monthly blog posts. Getting outside while working full time and having little ones at home can be a challenge in itself, but it is possible!

We also want to celebrate each hour with you! Make sure to share your outside stories or pictures on social media and tag @CalvertHealth (Instagram and Facebook) and use the hashtag: #CalvertChallenge or #GetCalvertOutside.

Here are some ways you can get outside this season:


American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) is doing a 12 Hikes in ’23 Challenge. Take one hike per month, or play catch up so you have 12 hikes under your belt by the end of the calendar year.


Calvert County Parks & Recreation has a scavenger hunt available on their website. Visit any park (even if it’s not located in Calvert County) and see how many items you can find.


Head to the library, grab a book and read in your favorite hammock, outdoor chair or poolside (just don’t forget the sunscreen).


Create an outdoor flower bed or garden and tend it. You can even use a temporary raised bed intended for seasonal use only (just in case you don’t have a green thumb).


Well, maybe not your backyard, but get out there and see everything our beautiful area has to offer! There’s beaches, boardwalks, outdoor eateries, parks and nature trails and so much more.
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