Hello! I am Matthew Van Doren, and I am the Manager the Exercise Research Center at the Fred Hutch. As an Exercise Physiologist I have spent the past 19 years working with research participants to help them incorporate exercise and physical activity into their daily routines. I am passionate about exercise and physical activity, and you will often find me and my family outside enjoying a hike, bike ride, or a pick-up soccer or basketball game. This newsletter is dedicated to helping you find creative ways to be active in your neighborhood.
Cook & Move For Your Life News #9
Be Active in YOUR Neighborhood
Be more active to be healthier and feel great! There are many places to go in your neighborhood for free, low-cost, and fun activities.
Like the outdoors? Many walking trails and hikes can be found at: https://www.wta.org/
Like to exercise? Exercise Rx provides a search tool to find free and low-cost community exercise resources. Exercise Rx is provided to you by clinicians at the University of Washington. When you enter your zip code, the website will show you local exercise resources in the greater Seattle area, including trails, walking groups, strength training, aquatic exercise locations, etc. The website will also show you activities for kids and seniors. Check it out! https://thesportsinstitute.com/exercise-rx/
Want to join a program? LIVESTRONG® at the Y is a small-group training program that helps adult cancer survivors re-claim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Through this program YMCAs are creating communities among cancer survivors and guiding them through safe physical activity, helping them build supportive relationships and reducing stress, leading to an improved quality of life. Find your local YMCA here: https://www.seattleymca.org/programs-for-health/reclaiming-your-health/livestrong.
The National Cancer Institute has resources available to help manage life after treatment available here: http://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/facing-forward
For more recipes, how-to articles, and videos on making healthy choices, visit: www.cookforyourlife.org
Questions or comments?
Please contact Sofia Cobos: (206) 321-4818