Looking for fun ways to ensure your children are healthy this summer? Join Swedish/Edmonds at the Get Movin’ Kick Off event on Saturday at Alderwood Mall. From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., families can register for Get Movin’, receive free health screenings, participate in fun activities and get information on how to have a healthy, active summer.
The Alderwood Mall Kick Off event will feature a variety of health information and screenings, including blood pressure tests, children’s jump rope fitness test, basic vision screening, interactive activities on healthy eating and an “Ask the Doctor” station. Give-aways and door prizes will accompany ongoing fitness activities.
“Swedish/Edmonds is proud to support the Get Movin’ program again this year,” said Leni Heller, Swedish/Edmonds director of preventive care. “With approximately one third of American youth overweight, we believe it’s more important than ever to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for children. The health risks of childhood obesity are too important to ignore.”
Get Movin’ is an all-ages, free summer program aimed at motivating Snohomish County families to get movin’ and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational activities. The Get Movin’ program has three easy steps. STEP 1: Get Movin’ – Be physically active 30 minutes a day at least five days a week, all summer long. STEP 2: Keep Track – stay on track and mark your progress on the Playbook calendar. STEP 3: Reward Yourself – use a reward coupon each week that you meet the goal.
Participants will receive a Get Movin’ Playbook at registration, which will include program details, a tracking calendar, reward coupons and a t-shirt while supplies last. Visit www.get-movin.org for details about the program and all four kickoff events throughout the county.