Inspiring Iowans For Tag "walking"


    posted by Aryn McLaren on OCT 18, 2016

    Creating social capital through walking and designing communities that promote walking is essential to personal well-being. It has been found that residents living in walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods are more likely to know their neighbors, to participate politically, to trust others, and to be involved socially.

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  • Healthiest State Initiative to host annual conference presented by Iowa State University on walking and walkability

    APR 12, 2016

    On May 19, the Healthiest State Initiative is bringing Iowans together to step it up — both literally and figuratively. Presented by Iowa State University, the theme for this year's Healthiest State Initiative annual conference is “Step It Up Iowa,” with the help of key sponsors including Amerigroup Iowa, Inc., Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and America Walks.

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  • Food, Fitness and Fun Family Night

    OCT 19, 2015

    The Decorah Community School District strives to support the health and well being of students, families, and the community. This work starts in early childhood. Decorah's West Side Early Childhood Center recently hosted its first Food, Fitness and Fun Family Night. Shanna Putnam Dibble, Elementary Learner Advocate for the Decorah District, teamed with teachers and community partners

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  • Race Around Webster

    OCT 12, 2015

    Webster Elementary set a goal 3 years ago to bring the excitement and the challenge of a road race to their students. They wanted to teach the kids that not only is running an activity that is good for your body and your mind but it can also be a lot of fun in a

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  • Julie's Journey

    JUL 05, 2015

    Obesity rates for children and adults with disabilities are far higher than rates for children and adults without disabilities, according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With this statistic in mind, Easter Seals Iowa has made a commitment to make our organization a healthier place to work. We've made tangible changes

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