Category: Exercise

Virtual Class: Walk With Ease January 30 – March 6

Start the New Year off on the right foot! Walk With Ease (WWE) is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease! Join this walking program by phone or computer regardless of age, ability or location.

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Resource: Shared Use Playbook for Recreation and Physical Activity

Opportunities for recreation and physical activity are essential for personal and community health. Yet many communities across the country do not have enough safe, affordable, high quality spaces for play, exercise and recreation. Shared use agreements can be used in a wide range of settings, can involve a variety of partners, and achieve goals that are unique to a particular community.  The Shared Use Playbook was made for public health advocates, community leaders and local government officials who want to learn more about implementing shared use agreements.

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School’s Out, So Let Us In—to Play

Are school fields and playgrounds in your community locked up after class? Salud America offers a free toolkit to help you advocate for an “open use” policy in your district that allows local residents to use school recreational facilities when class isn’t in session. Download the kit for help to start the conversation.

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Building a Culture of Health? This Prize Has Your Name on It

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking for communities in Oregon and nationwide that through powerful partnerships and commitments are building a culture of health—places where all residents, no matter who they are or where they live, can thrive. If your community is engaged in this work, RWJF’s short video explains more, including details about the $25,000 prize.

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Oregon, Let’s Go for a Heart Walk

More than a million people take part each year in events related to Heart Walk, an effort by the American Heart Association to raise funds for combating heart disease and stroke. Plan an event in your community, form a team to join the May 2016 walk in Portland—or  start your own Virtual Walk today.

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