Category Archives: Exercise Tips

Vermont Continues Popular Park Prescription and Outdoor Exercise Program

Physicians around the state are continuing to prescribe active play in Vermont State Parks as a way to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic health issues.  The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation provided Vermont doctors with “prescriptions” that are actually free day passes to […]

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Vermont Employers Honored for Wellness Programs

On March 21, Business owners, CEOs, company presidents and human resources directors from 81 Vermont worksites received awards for their onsite efforts to promote physical fitness and a healthy work-life balance. Governor Phil Scott, state health commissioner Mark Levine, and Janet Franz, chair of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, presented the […]

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Walk to help others

2015 Vermont Corporate Cup and State Agency Race Like flowers, charity walks bloom this time of year. Millions of people walk to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, disease prevention, homeless shelters, and other worthy goals. Join in to help fellow citizens while improving your own health. Get started: Target a cause. Choose a […]

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Exercising with Resistive Fitness Band

 Exercising with Resistive Fitness Band Download this resource as a PDF: Council Resistive Fitness Band Exercises Resistive fitness bands provide an economical and portable means for strengthening muscles and increasing endurance. They are versatile and easy to use. You can purchase bands at sporting goods stores or physical therapy suppliers. To prolong the life of your […]

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Dressing for Winter Running in Vermont

Vermont winters are long and unpredictable; yet running in the elements can be joyful and rewarding for your body and your spirit. Here are 9 tips to help you to stay warm and enjoy it! 1.       Wear layers   Dressing in wool or synthetic base layers is essential.  These materials will wick the sweat away and […]

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