Regular physical activity is one of the most important things that you can do for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it can help:
•Control your weight
•Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
•Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
•Reduce your risk of some cancers
•Strengthen your bones and muscles
•Improve your mental health and mood
•Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you're an older adult
•Increase your chances of living longer
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ChooseMyPlate website provides and excellent explanation about the importance of exercise and tips for increasing physical activity.
To get started with ideas, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services developed a booklet entitled Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults (PDF). This offers a structure to get you started on an exercise program, or keep you motivated, within your interests and lifestyle.
Passport to Wellness is a wellness initiative brought to you by the Healthy CHANGE Coalition, a group of area organizations working together with the goal of helping motivate individuals and their families living in the Chequamegon Bay Area to increase physical activity in order to promote health and wellbeing.
We live in a unique and beautiful part of the world and want to highlight the geography and history of it. The Passport to Wellness highlights just a few of our local nature trails and encourages you and your families to walk and enjoy while on your path to wellness. Find out more about the Passport to Wellness project here.