Multnomah County is participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) national Active People, Healthy Nation initiative which aims to get:
- 15 million adults from inactive (no aerobic activity) to some moderate-intensity activity every day.
- 10 million adults from some physical activity to meeting the minimum aerobic physical activity guideline.
- 2 million young people from some physical activity to meeting the minimum aerobic physical activity guideline.
To do this, we are encouraging community members to increase their activity minutes with our #MoveYourWay campaign. Walking, yoga, riding a bike, or gardening--there's no right way to exercise. Just get moving!
How can I participate?
- Set a reasonable goal to increase your activity. Some people prefer to exercise for longer periods at once while others like to break up their workouts into smaller sessions. This can look like adding a few minutes of movement and exercise throughout your day or participating in an hour or more each week. Find out what works best for you and create a plan.
- Ask family members, friends, and colleagues to join you. Group activities help build community and can make exercise more enjoyable. Having others around you with a shared goal is a great way to stay motivated.
Download the WalkerTracker App to track your activity minutes. Use program URL: multcoreach
- Check the REACH website or Facebook page regularly for events like community bike rides, walks, challenges and more. (Follow and participate on social media with #MoveYourWay #APHM, and #ActivePeopleHealthyMultnomah.)
1,000,000 Steps Challenge - Walk With Us
Running from May to September REACH is challenging Multnomah County residents to collectively walk a million steps. Visit the event page for more details.