In an article focused on the rising trend of doctors prescribing walks outdoors and trips to parks, Robert Sallis, MD, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, is quoted on using exercise as a vital sign and promoting fitness over medications when possible.
Jahmea Bent, an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) girls water polo team, addressed a crowd of eager children at 109th Street Pool in Watts during the June 10 launch of Operation Splash, a Kaiser Permanente program that teaches children and adults in low-income areas to swim.
Registration is open for the Fire Up Your Feet Spring Activity Challenge, in which all K-8 schools in metro Atlanta are encouraged to register and track their physical activity for a chance to win cash rewards to support wellness initiatives.
As summer nears, consider becoming a little more one with nature. After all, it does have some pretty neat health benefits. "Being outdoors is generally associated with activity, and being physically active keeps joints loose and helps with chronic pain and stiffness," says Jay Lee, M.D., a physician with Kaiser Permanente in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.