Get Active

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.

Verdant Programs

Diabetes Prevention Program

Program funded: Beginning in 2018

Nine out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know that they have it. This statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alarming. At the Verdant Health Commission, we want to help our community members identify if they are at risk of developing diabetes and find support to prevent or manage it.

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Youth Activity Program

Program funded: 2017-18 School Year

Trained coaches lead small teams of 3rd to 8th grade girls through a research-based curriculum that includes discussions, activities, and running games.

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Swim Lessons for Youth

Heath Access Program for Underserved Communities

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Tips & Info

New study shares benefits of walking, hiking, biking on recreational trails

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) recently shared the results of a study on the economic and health benefits of walking, hiking, and bicycling on recreational trails in the state. As shared in the summary report, trail-based activities offer health benefits including improved cholesterol levels and protection against cardiovascular diseases.

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Bicycle safety

Looking for a safe opportunity to ride? Join us on a South County Ride, scheduled weekly through August and monthly in September in Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace.

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Puget Sound hiking tips for summer

Summer is upon us, and the days are long in the Puget Sound area. That means it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a day hike. Whether you want to explore the beaches, valleys, or forests, the Puget Sound has plenty of beauty to offer.

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Bike2Health family rides coming up soon

The community events and education portion of the Bike2Health program includes family rides taking place in Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace on Sunday, Oct. 21. These rides emphasize safety, fun, and learning to be a predictable rider while navigating around common destinations.

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How can I stay motivated to exercise?

Between work, family, the weather, and other realities of life, keeping up with physical activity can seem daunting. But inspiration can be found all around you. These 5 tips can help keep you active more often.

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Nutrition and bone health

​Bone is a living, growing tissue, composed mainly of a protein called collagen, which allows our bones to be flexible. In addition to collagen, calcium phosphate, a mineral, provides the bones with strength and stability.

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Volunteer with Verdant

At the Verdant Health Commission, we occasionally are asked about volunteer opportunities within our organization. Our answer? If you enjoy walking for fitness or for fun, then volunteering as a walk leader for our summertime South County Walks program would be a great fit.

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