Community of the Month: Ansted, WV

Congratulations, Ansted, WV for being August’s Community of the Month.

Ansted is located along the Midland Trail on Route 60, overlooking the scenic New River Gorge. Ansted’s history is deeply rooted in the coal industry, but today Ansted may be best known as a tourism destination. Over the years, the town has seen many businesses close, and like so many former coal towns, is no longer quite the bustling epicenter it once was. However, with remote working capabilities on the rise, ...

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Kids Run Club Summer Sampler in the Park

Adventure: Fayette County is in partnership with Active Southern West Virginia, Coda Mountain Academy, Mountain Surf Paddle Sports, New River Association of Climbers, Fayette County Park, Fayette Prevention Coalition, New River Health Association, Fayette County Libraries and Bookmobile, Fayetteville Arts Coalition, ...

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July Participants of the Month: Crisandra and Randy Tephabock

Active SWV is excited to introduce our July participants of the month, Crisandra and Randy Tephabock! Crisandra and Randy have participated in many Active SWV events, most recently the New River Gorge Virtual 10K event, and the Virtual Regional Fun Run community 5k, where they ...

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How to Host a Virtual Step Challenge

A simple way to stay sane, healthy and connected

Whether your work life has changed or not, most all of us are under additional stress these days. Often, stepping away for a bit is the best way to refocus. Active SWV’s Workplace Wellness program has received several requests to help create Virtual Step Challenges as a way for co-workers to stay sane, healthy, and connected. So we decided to put together this little ...

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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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