November is the New January

Why are some people saying that November is the new January? Here are four solid reasons: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and the early evenings that beckon us to sit on the couch by 6pm and be less active. Yes, I love to sit on the couch with a fleece blanket a hot beverage and fire in the fireplace, but if I did this every night, laundry would pile up and extra stressors ...

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Fall Kids Hiking Clubs

With the summer heat cooling off and the fall weather rolling in, it’s the perfect time for kids to get outside and participate in a Kids Hiking Club.

Last spring, PE Teacher at Mount Lookout Elementary Carrie Ciliberti had the idea for what became the first ever Active SWV Kids Hiking Club. This fall, another club like it is already forming through the local Wild + Free home-school group. Parent Polly Barton saw partnering with Active SWV as a great way ...

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Kids Run Club Spring 2019 Recap


The spring 2019 Kids Run Club season is finished, and it’s been the biggest one yet! This season,18 schools and community groups formed clubs with over 855 kids and 85 volunteers participating. Five new Clubs started this spring at Crescent Elementary, Stratton Elementary, Hollywood Elementary, Mount Lookout Elementary, ...

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Active SWV Programs Are Your Prescription

Active SWV recognizes the importance of being active on a regular basis to manage and prevent chronic diseases.

Active SWV Community Captain volunteers are trained to lead others in safe physical activity and be the social support needed to increase positive behavior changes. These peer-to-peer interventions offer free activities across many locations to remove common barriers specific to southern West Virginia; fee based activities, drive time, lack of knowledge ...

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