What is Active Living?

Do you have an Active Living lifestyle?

Active Living means incorporating physical activity into your daily life. An Active Living lifestyle incorporates non-traditional opportunities for activity, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, gardening, or playing with children as well as participating in more traditional forms of physical activity, such as walking, exercise classes and sports.

And, activity can be broken up into small 10-minute increments during the day.

What’s in it for you?

Short-term benefits of physical activity

  • Burned calories
  • Elevated metabolic rate
  • Improvement in sleep quality
  • Improvements in mood and emotions
  • Feelings of relaxation and calmness
  • Relief of stress and anxiety
  • A renewal of energy

Long-term benefits of physical activity

  • Lower your risk for heart disease
  • Reduce your risk of certain cancers
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Prevent diabetes
  • Prevent weight gain
  • Build healthy bones
  • Increase strength
  • Increase flexibility

Are You Active?

Active Living means incorporating physical activity into your daily life. An Active Living lifestyle incorporates non-traditional opportunities for activity, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, gardening, or playing with children as well as participating in more traditional forms of physical activity, such as walking, exercise classes and sports.

County Health Rankings

  • Brown County - Health Outcomes: 5/92
  • Monroe County - Health Outcomes: 8/92
  • Owen County - Health Outcomes: 51/92
  • Morgan County - Health Outcomes: 40/92
  • Greene County - Health Outcomes: 74/92

Data from countyhealthrankings.org