“Get moving” doesn’t mean you need to go from couch potato to marathon runner. It simply means adding a little more movement in a way that fits easily into your lifestyle. Instead of driving to a destination that’s only a few blocks away, hoof it. Take your dog for more walks. Opt for the stairs instead of the elevator.
There are countless ways to add exercise to your day without even giving it a second thought. Try some of these sites for a few ideas on how to get started:
How walkable is your community? This checklist will help you determine if routes near you are safe and easily accessible. If you find your routes are lacking, the guide provides resources that can help.
Every kid has the right to a healthy childhood. Let’s Move has ideas on how parents, schools, community leaders, elected officials and even kids can incorporate activity and healthy behaviors into their lives.
Founded by the Iowa Sports Foundation in support from Iowa State University Extension and Iowa Department of Public Health, Live Healthy Iowa provides a series of team-structured wellness challenges for families or workplaces.
Connecting children and families with their roots – literally – by letting them get in touch with nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.