Incorporating movement into our daily lives

We stay mentally, emotionally and physically healthy when we learn to make daily activity part of our life.  Crook County On The Move strives to make this easy and fun, so join our adventure!

To help you get started, check out our Keep Moving Challenge, a card filled with ideas to get moving and earn prizes by playing.  You’ll also enjoy the routes on the Prineville walking map found on our Walk Everyday page.

When we exercise we reduce our risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and many other chronic ailments. It will improve brain function and act as a shield from depression. It helps protect us from ADHD, Alzheimer’s and various other cognitive challenges. We think more clearly and even improve the very structure of our brain.

Don’t have time? 30 minutes a day is all it takes.

A simple brisk walk everyday can help us life a healthier life.  What if we walk instead of drive to the store or to a friend’s house? Take the dog for a walk – exercise is good for him too! Park in the back of the parking lot instead of that space right up front. Walk the kids to school – find time for great conversations on the way! Ask a co-worker to walk during lunch. Put down the cell phones, turn off the TV to spend quality time with our spouses on an evening walk. Be creative. Find ways to reconnect, release the day’s stress, or discover a bit of peace and quiet during an otherwise hectic day.  Check out our Walk Everyday page for great daily walking opportunities in Crook County.

Be patient with yourself. As you realize the benefits, you will find that elusive 30 minutes in your day and the excuses will fade away.

It’s not about perfect.  It’s about effort.
And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens.
That’s how change occurs.
– Jillian Michaels