Active Living

Being active increases energy and happiness and can prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, which are the top two leading causes of death in Spokane County.

One small step

Beyond controlling weight, physical activity helps boost your sense of confidence and self-sufficiency. Being active also allows you to set a good example for kids and other loved ones in your life.

Videos

Sometimes getting more active can be hard. Start by taking just one small, active step, like following along with these videos.

Yoga for Beginners
Home Cardio Workout with No Equipment
Gentle Chair Exercises

Money - Expense

Staying active doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can be free! Here are a few simple activities you can do every day – and they won’t cost you a penny.

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If you’re interested in joining a gym or taking classes in Spokane, we encourage you to do your research to find the one that best fits you and your needs. Here’s a list to get you started:

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Time

Not everyone can devote an hour to the gym each day, or even a few days a week. If that’s you, consider some of these quick activities from MyEatSmartMoveMore.com that take just 10 minutes to complete.

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There are lots of things you can work into your daily routine that can quickly become habit. Take a look:

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Social - Safety - Ability

Joining a group can be a great way to stay social and motivated in your journey to get more active. Starting a “be fit group” or a “fitness challenge” with friends in your local community not only helps you, but gets everyone involved too! Positive encouragement and motivation from a friend or loved one is a great way to stay on track!

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When starting any new fitness program, it’s important to start at the right level and be safe. Talk with your health care provider about your specific needs and conditions and which options might suit you best.

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There’s lots of great reasons to be more active. Regular exercise can help improve your heart health, control your weight, and boost your energy. Find out more here:

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