Flyers Around Town!
Look for February - Exercise & Healthy Hearts flyers available around town at our various Partners in Health or print some from here!
February 2012 is Exercise & Health Hearts!
February is American Heart Month and, as we all learned at the Launch Dinner (or have read on Our Statistics page), this country, our state and our county are facing significant challenges on the obesity front. 27.5% of American adults are obese, and 30% of adults living in Pend Oreille County are obese [defined as having a BMI of 30 or higher]. Obesity has been recognized as one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide and yet it's treatable with physical exercise and proper food choices.
We know that proper levels of daily activity (10,000 steps is the recommended number for adults) can result in lower risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease, lower blood pressure and reduced cholesterol and translate into weight loss. So, this month, we're featuring exercise and dance classes, heart healthy cooking classes, a heart health speaker and, of course, our Fit Together! Challenge!
Healthy Newport February 2012 Featured Events
Other February 2012 Healthy Events, Classes & Activities**
As always, there are a bunch of other healthy events, classes and activities going on in the Newport area, such as exercise classes and swimming lessons at the Camas Center, exercise classes at Club Energy, gymnastics lessons at Score 10 Gymnastics, other cooking classes at The Kitchen Shoppe, various support groups and more. Check our Healthy Newport Community Calendar for more!
**Please note that unless specifically listed as free for everyone, classes at Club Energy, the Camas Center, Score 10 Gymnastics, CCS Newport, CREATE, The Kitchen Shoppe, CCS Newport and other community partners usually require advance payment via membership, guest pass, event registration or otherwise. Please check with the host organization for details.
Is our Healthy Newport Community Calendar missing something health & wellness related? Please Contact Us with the details and we'll get it posted for all to see!
February 2012 Health & Wellness Observances