Health District and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services host 5K Run/Walk to kick off Move Your Way Campaign
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are hosting a free 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Saturday, Feb. 9 to promote the department’s updated physical activity guidelines for children and adults and to launch its new Move Your Way campaign and website. The event is open to everyone and will be held at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas. Event check-in begins at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. To register, visit www.bit.ly/moveyourway5k. The event is free, but registration is required, and space is limited. For additional information about the event, call the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at (702) 759-1270 or visit the Get Healthy Clark County or Viva Saludable websites.
The 2nd edition of the DHHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans includes physical activity recommendations as well as new information about additional benefits related to brain health and fall-related injuries; immediate and longer-term health benefits for how people feel, function, and sleep; risks of sedentary behavior; guidance for preschool children between the ages of 3 and 5; and tested strategies that can be used to get people to be more active.
With 2019 underway, the Southern Nevada Health District challenges everyone to become more physically active. The Move Your Way campaign encourages people to discover the new physical activity guidelines and how to incorporate them into everyday life. Move Your Way has planners to help people stay on track to attain better fitness. The Southern Nevada Health District’s Get Healthy Clark County and Viva Saludable websites also offer free, online programs that can help increase physical activity. Online programs include Walk Around Nevada and Neon to Nature. Additional programs include tools and resources about healthy eating, nutritional information tips, smoking cessation, and resources to help maintain a healthier lifestyle.
In Clark County, one in four adults is sedentary, meaning he or she did not participate in any leisure-time physical activity in the past month. A sedentary lifestyle increases the risks of developing heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, as well as becoming obese.