Health Education: Physical Activity

Do you spend most of your day sitting at a desk and most of your evenings perched in front of the television set? If so, the odds are that you aren’t getting enough physical activity to lead a healthy lifestyle. However, remedying this problem probably isn’t as difficult as you think it’s going to be. People who are usually inactive can improve their health and well-being by becoming even moderately active on a regular basis.
Benefits of Physical Activity:
Regular physical activity – whether it is yoga, walking or ballroom dancing – has an incredible impact on health and well-being. When performed most days of the week, activity reduces the risk of developing or dying from some of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States. 
Physical activity does not need to be hard to provide some benefit. Participating in moderate-intensity physical activity is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages and abilities. There is no demographic or social group in America that could not benefit from becoming more active.
How Walkable is our Community?

How walkable is our community?  Download the walkability checklist below and submit your comments/suggestion to us.  By increasing the walkability of our community, we promote physical activity and improve the overall public health of Anderson County!

Walkability Checklist 2009-2010

Anderson County Health Department
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