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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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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Bike Walk SWV Poised for Achievement in 2020

Walking and biking are coming back in style as people are prioritizing the health of the environment and ourselves more. And Active Southern West Virginia is here for it.

For four years, Active SWV’s Bike Walk SWV program has steadily spread influence over our region. Last year boasts several mile makers including ...

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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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Congratulations to West Virginia’s First, Certified [email protected] Employers!

It’s exciting to announce West Virginia’s first [email protected] certified employers! We want to honor five employers, who spent the last 6-weeks learning how to implement a successful workplace wellness program to create a culture of health in their place of business. Active SWV’s, Workplace Wellness Director, Laura Baker became a [email protected] trainer through the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to provide this evidenced-based training curriculum to businesses in Southern West Virginia and help create a healthier workforce. The [email protected] ...

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