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Hiking to connect with nature can be a great way to stay active and physically distance yourself during these trying times. Active SWV has a great list of trail resources for you to use to find the best trail ...
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 ...Continue Reading →
Active Southern West Virginia urges everyone to do their part by following CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining safe distances, washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding contact with eyes, nose, ...Continue Reading →
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.
In fact, ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →