Youth who are beginning swimmers will have an opportunity to access free vouchers for lessons available through the Lynnwood pool, Mountlake Terrace pool, Dale Turner YMCA pool, and Yost pool (summer only) in Edmonds through a partnership between the pools and the Verdant Health Commission.
Being active means different things to different people. Whatever activity you enjoy, we have programs, tips and information below that can help you get up and get moving.
Swim Lessons for Youth
Heath Access Program for Underserved Communities
Program funded: July 2015 – September 2016
Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) is working to help underserved residents of South Snohomish County learn more about their health and ways to improve it.
Dance for Parkinson’s
Program Funded: June 2015 – June 2016
People with Parkinson’s, caregivers and friends can enjoy and benefit from the dance and live music offered through the Dance for Parkinson’s 8-week program hosted at the Center for Healthy Living in Lynnwood.
Everyday Prevention Program
Program funded: January 2015 – December 2017
How do non-English speakers access health and wellness education? For first-generation immigrants, the answer may be that they simply don’t. The Verdant Health Commission partnered with Korean Women’s Association at the beginning of 2015 to make it easier for Korean and Vietnamese speakers to learn how to manage their health and navigate the health care system.
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Tips & Info
Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate. And almost anyone can do it.Learn More
Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life? Just exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex, or physical ability. Need more convincing to get moving? Check out these seven ways exercise can lead to a happier, healthier you.Learn More
You can lose weight by dieting, exercising, or a combination of both. Including exercise into your daily routine offers other benefits besides weight control: it boosts your stamina, increases your muscle strength, improves your balance and your mood, and can reduce your risk for some cancers.Learn More
Strength training improves muscle strength, power, endurance, and size. It also reduces your body fat, increases your body metabolism so you burn more calories each day, enhances your balance and stability, and keeps your bones strong.Learn More
Being physically active is an important part of a healthy life. But how much activity should your child get? What kinds of activity are important? Do children need structured exercise programs? Read on to learn more about what your child should be aiming for.Learn More
If you have arthritis, you may think you shouldn’t exercise because it could make your condition worse. But health care providers and physical therapists claim that people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise, without damaging their joints, according to the Arthritis Foundation.Learn More
Treadmills have become a staple of millions of indoor workout rooms across the country. And with their presence has come a storm of ideas about how to spice up the walking and running routines. With a little creativity, a treadmill workout can be just as satisfying as an outdoor jaunt.Learn More
Community partners are joining together in the summer of 2017 to coordinate community walks, led by volunteers, for individuals and families. There will be 4 walks each week for 10 weeks (that’s 40 chances total to get outdoors and walk this summer!), and we hope you will join us. We are currently recruiting volunteer walk leaders for this program! If you love to walk and want a reason to get outside to move this summer, please consider attending our volunteer walk leader information session on Monday, June 12.Learn More
Physical inactivity, high blood pressure, and smoking are risk factors for heart disease. So, be the exception rather than the rule. Exercise for a healthier heart.Learn More
Weight management is very complex with multiple influencing factors. Some aspects that influence metabolism and weight are out of our control, such as genetics, gender and age. However, there are many healthy habits that we can cultivate, which are associated with long-term success in meeting and maintaining a healthful weight.Learn More