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

Step it up: Get active for your health

It’s easy to sit more than you should. Many people sit at desks during the day, where we’re inactive for long periods of time. But moving more and sitting less can have major health benefits.

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South County Walks: Outdoor community walks summer of 2021

The cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, the Edmonds Waterfront Center, and Verdant are back in the summer of 2021 to coordinate community walks, led by volunteers, for individuals and families. There will be four walks each week for eight weeks throughout the summer, and we hope you will join us. 

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Watch your mailbox for Canopy newsletter

This latest edition of The Canopy provides ideas on how to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine with people you know who may be uncertain about getting vaccinated. We encourage you to join us in having these important dialogues with others to protect our community!

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Is my diet making my allergies worse?

The end of a long winter welcomes a beautiful spring, and with it, the blooming of colorful plants, flowers, and pollen. If you are someone who struggles with seasonal allergies, you may be able to help ease some of your symptoms with a few dietary changes.

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Good sleep for good health

Sometimes, the pace of modern life barely gives you time to stop and rest. It can make getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis seem like a dream. But sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. Good sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and health.

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Keys to Success: Following the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is a plant-based diet that has been proven to create a healthy lifestyle, and decrease heart attack or stroke by 30%. This diet values culture, plant-based foods, and encourages physical activity. A great combo for success when wanting to change your diet!

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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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