Many health problems are caused simply from our sedentary lifestyles as we sit at our desks, watch television and drive even short distances to avoid exertion. The positive health effects we gain from physical activity are undeniable: a healthier heart, stronger bones, more energy, a sense of well-being and even an increase of social contact when we join activities with like-minded exercisers! What have you got to lose-except a few pounds!
This emphasis of the Healthy Base Initiative will suggest ways people can increase their activity level in their daily routine: actively commuting, walking to lunch, going to the gym, playing intramural sports or taking up an active hobby, such as hiking. Changing people's mindset from sitting in front of a computer to getting outdoors or participating in a gym routine will involve promoting recreational offerings on base and will overlap with the "Built Environment" focus area, as well. Get a move on!