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

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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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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