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

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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Commit to change!

Verdant is offering two NEW programs for individuals ready to commit to improving nutrition and increasing physical activity starting in June 2018. You’ll benefit from small groups, being engaged, deeper knowledge, and take-home activities.

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Yoga: Fight stress and find serenity

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.

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Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity

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.

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Keep moving to manage your weight

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.

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Strength training at home

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.

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Exercise goals for kids

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.

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Arthritis & Exercise: Answers to your questions

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.

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Treadmill routines make indoor exercising less routine

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.

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Walk with us this summer!

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.

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