Get Healthy

Click on each category to see resources to begin your path to a healthier lifestyle! We will be adding new links and resources on an ongoing basis, so check back frequently for new information.

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GET MOVING

FUEL UP 

FEEL GREAT

Get Moving

Let’s Move! Childhood activity resources:

http://www.letsmove.gov/

Fun Outdoor Activities and Games for kids:

http://www.aaastateofplay.com/how-to-playground-games/

Warmup & Stretching

Prepare yourself for a variety of activities. Join fitness trainer Dave Ruff from Ruff Fitness as he leads you through several stretching exercises to get you ready for action within a matter of minutes.

Benefits of Walking

Walking is a simple exercise but one that has multiple benefits. Learn how to get the most out of your walking routine in this video, and check out some other resources below.

News and resources on the benefits of walking:

http://everybodywalk.org/

A resource for walkers of all fitness levels:

http://www.thewalkingsite.com/

Workplace Fitness

It’s often difficult to find ways to incorporate fitness into your day. What if you could get moving at your workplace? Watch our friends at Hub Labels as they demonstrate ways to get you up from your desk, improve your posture have you feeling your best!

At-Home Fitness

You don’t always have to go to the gym to stay in shape. You can find opportunities at home. Watch fitness professional and yoga instructor, Renee Shuckman, as she leads you through a series of exercises that you can do using the floor, wall, chair and even soup cans! No equipment? No problem!

Strength Training

Is there really a Fountain of Youth? Perhaps you can find it through strength training! Fitness trainer Dave Ruff from Ruff Fitness makes strength training less complicated and impactful by focusing on movement in this series of exercises. Learn and practice simple ways you can get strong bones, lose weight and build lean muscle.

Download Dave’s Strength Training Guidelines here. 



Fuel Up

Great comprehensive site for healthy eating resources and tracking:

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Grocery Store Tour

Registered Dietician Brandy Baxter Stayman takes you around the grocery store and shows how to shop healthier.  Part 1 explores the outer perimeter including the produce, meat, dairy and bread. Part 2 dives into the inner aisles of the grocery store and talks about breakfast, canned goods and condiments.

Part 1

Part 2


Feel Great

Love Your Self

The Just the Way You Are program targets 5th grade girls in order to strengthen their body images so they will be less susceptible to society’s negative messages. This is taught through looking at the differences between “real” and photo shopped beauty, discussions on how the media’s portrayal can lead to negative body images, and interactive compliment circles. Click here for additional information about the Just the Way You Are program. 

Take SMALL Steps

Want to make healthier changes in your life but don’t know where to start? Listen to Mary Ellen Waltemire, Life & Leadership Coach with One Step Coaching, as she guides you through 5 realistic steps to lead you on a more positive path. One small change today can make a BIG difference tomorrow!

BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculators

BMI is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI weight status category.

Getting started losing weight:

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/getting_started.html