SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) -A national campaign launched by the CDC is coming to Savannah to get people outside and moving. On Wednesday, the Coastal Health District is hosting an event to encourage exercise even when you aren’t at the gym.
This entire goal is not only to get you moving but also to just look at your surroundings a little different and how you can use what is around you to stay active wherever you are.
The chronic disease prevention team wants to make physical activity an easy choice because regular physical activity helps prevent chronic diseases.
On Wednesday at Forsyth Park, a strength and conditioning coach will lead a free activity to show you how to use benches, curbs, playground equipment and whatever else you might find in your neighborhood park as a guide to get moving.
The coastal health district is encouraging the entire family to come out as they will have something for all ages and fitness levels. “When we can get the entire family involved, having the kids learn from an early age that physical activity is part of the normal day and having their parents be the examples of that is invaluable,” said Christina Gibson the Disease Prevention Coordinator at the Coastal Health District.
This is the first, DASH & Move til you Get Your Groove event and they plan to host them once a week for the next few weeks. The Chronic Disease Prevention team is hosting the events at 12:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:
- March 30, Forsyth Park (meet at the basketball court)
- April 6, Lake Mayer (meet at the runner’s statue at park entrance)
- April 13, Daffin Park (meet at the entrance to Optimist Field)
- April 20, L. Scott Stell Park (meet at the tennis courts).
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