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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Active SWV Graduates 5 More [email protected] Sites. Will you be in the next class?

Did you know Active Southern West Virginia has a whole program dedicated to bringing wellness to workplaces? Yep, and at no cost. Active SWV offers training, resources, and technical assistance to help create your workplace wellness program.

Active SWV’s free CDC [email protected] training helps employers prioritize your health.

In fact, ...

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Less Screen Time and more Physical Activity! – How Children Benefit from Kids Run Clubs

At the beginning and end of each Kids Run Club season, youth participants fill out a pre and post survey answering questions about their activity levels, daily screen time, and confidence in their ability to be physically active. The collective survey data is analysed at the WVU ...

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An Active Love – Participate to Win!

Each month of 2020, Active Southern West Virginia offers a new challenge focusing on a different area of physical activity.

This February, our challenge will celebrate National Heart Health Month by focusing on aerobic activity.

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults in the United States ...

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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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