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!
May is Bike Month and the community has lots of activities in store for you. We’ve listed them all on our special Bike Month page. So dust off that bike, have fun and share pictures of your adventure on our facebook page.
Walking is a perfect way to enjoy friendships while reaching in your daily movement goals. Join us for our new walking group “Let’s Walk Together” hosted by Crook County Parks and Rec. This group meets at the Juniper Street Pavillion in Ochoco Creek Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 am from April to June. Contact CCP&R to register 541-447-1209 or at ccprd.org. The cost is only $5/month or $10 for the 12-week session. The QiGong instructor will be leading the walks providing interesting breathing, balance and meditation elements to increase the benefits of your walk.
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. Enjoy the routes on the Prineville walking map found on our Walk Everyday page. 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