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New Addition to Wellness Toolkit

Posted By Colleen Dougherty, NC Recreation & Park Association, Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy Monday,

As we often discuss, physical activity has increasingly become a vital component to promote in our communities. According to the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program, childhood obesity is one of the most urgent health issues we face in the United States. Statistics have indicated nearly one in three children are overweight or obese, which directly correlates with immediate and long-term health issues. While recreation and park agencies cannot prevent all negative issues, we all can work towards promoting increased physical activity in the communities we serve.

I’m excited to announce there is a new addition to the Wellness Initiative toolkit dedicated towards Physical Activity Programs. Thanks to your fellow recreation and park agencies and community members, the information available on these pages will help you to offer and promote physical activity programs in your community. The Physical Activity Programs page has information regarding training for staff, run/walk groups, smartphone apps for physical activity, family game nights, and workplace wellness.

It is an awesome concept that recreation and park agencies can become the community leaders in promoting physical activity among children and adults. Implementing wellness programs in your community begins with sharing information by leading, organizing and taking action!

One last note, the Wellness Webinars will start back up in August. To gather more information on how we can improve the offerings for the Wellness Webinar, please take this quick survey We appreciate any feedback because ultimately it helps us serve your needs better. Remember you can view past webinars at

Please take time to review the Physical Activity Programs page, and let me know if you have any additions or ideas! Email us or submit them on the wellness site here: (,


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