July 10, 2018: Wood County Health Department is launching a
campaign encouraging people to get more exercise using community
resources such as parks, trails and fitness events, which can be
good ways to change up a routine or set an exercise goal.
health data shows too many people are overweight, and too few
get the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity exercise per
week. Inactivity and obesity are tied to many areas of a
person’s health and can lead to a variety of serious diseases.
percent of Wood County adults surveyed exercise five days or
more per week. 10 percent did not have any physical activity in
the last week.
Having a goal
in mind can create the motivation people need to stick with an
exercise routine, but many people have a tough time getting
started. Wood County Health Department will advertise
encouraging messages, exercise tips and photos showing the
diverse parks and recreation opportunities that Wood County has
A new website,
lists parks and trails in different communities, as well as
events such as 5Ks and fun runs, and links to recreation
programs, fitness groups, SilverSneakers sites for seniors, and
several links to cycling resources.
department’s physical activity campaign will culminate Aug. 17
at the Pemberville 5-Miler, which also includes a free, 1-mile
fun run, making it a great target for people of all fitness
Health Department encourages people to like and share campaign
messages. The agency is partnering with Pemberville Independent
Merchants Association, a group working to promote area
businesses and community events. PIMA and other partners have
provided feedback on messages and advertising and will help
evaluate the reach of the campaign.
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