Staff Picks – Our Favorite Online Resources

During the Covid-19 pandemic many of us have had much more time at home recently and that includes your Active SWV Staff. We want to share our favorite online links for physical activity.

Melanie recommends the Neck & Shoulder Tension Release Yoga Class from Five Parks Yoga. “I like this 20 minute practice to help reduce tension headaches from stress and typing.” This is a great break for people working at the desk all ...

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April Community Captains of the Month

Active SWV would like to introduce you to our Beckley REFIT Community Captains. These ladies have stepped up their game and continued to provide and help our communities during this trying time of physical distancing.

 

Amber, Jennifer, Allonna, Elizabeth, Sandra, Wendi, and Michele have found new unique ways to ...

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Community of the Month: Helen, WV

As a new feature to our monthly newsletter, we will be highlighting a small coal-impacted community with the intent of introducing their residents and neighbors to the Active SWV mission of improving health through physical activity. Our nation once depended on the hard work of these communities to power the industrial revolution and we cannot forget their importance. And if, in the process, we can identify potential volunteer Community Captains in these ...

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Overcome Your “Buts” to Physical Activity

We know physical activity is good for us. We’ve seen the studies showing physical activity is a natural mood booster. We know it can prevent heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illness. So, why aren’t we more physically active?

Well, because our lives are busy, and we have a tendency to put our wellness needs last.

If you chose to read this article, you’ve probably completed at least one of these sentiments before. You may even have a whole list of go-to ...

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