The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is launching the Southeast Wellness in Action fitness program, which takes place from Aug. 1-27 in several communities throughout the region.
The goal of the program is for people to get at least 30 minutes of healthy, physical activity each day during August. Participants are encouraged to walk, bike, swim, hike, dance, mow the lawn, play children’s games, garden, gather subsistence food, chop wood, etc., just get moving. There are 1,440 minutes in a day, so make 30 of them active.
Participants can register by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wellness-in-action or contacting their local SEARHC Health Educator (in Sitka, contact Heleena vanVeen at 966-8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org) between July 17-28. The program also is available in Juneau, Kake, Klukwan, Klawock/Craig, and Haines (click this link for local contacts and program information). Participants will submit a weekly activity log to their local contact by noon on Monday to be included in weekly drawings for prizes.
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Health Promotion Program will host a short one-mile walk at noon on Wednesday, May 3, at the SEARHC Short-term Housing Parking Lot in Sitka to launch its May Walking Group on National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day.
National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association as a way to remind people about the unhealthy implications of sitting too long and the need for healthy physical activity.
For more information, contact SEARHC Health Educator Heleena Van Veen at 966-8914 or email@example.com.
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Health Promotion Program is hosting a lunchtime healthy lifestyle walking program from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the main entrance of Sitka National Historical Park. This walking program was launched in celebration of American Heart Month in February.
Heart disease is the leading killer for men and women in the United States, and one in every four deaths each year is related to heart disease. Walking and similar healthy physical activity is a good way to reduce your risk for heart disease.
We’re “just trying to encourage physical activity for a healthy heart,” SEARHC Health Educator Heleena Van Veen said. The free walking program is open to all, and there is no target age group. For more information, contact Heleena at 966-8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.