Moderate exercise is safe for most people, but you should talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program, especially if you have an ongoing condition or injury. With all forms of exercise, it’s wise to start slowly, listen to your body, and increase duration and intensity gradually. If your doctor advised you of a movement or positioning precaution and has pre-approved your participation in a fitness class, always tell your instructor before class the first time you attend so that instructor can guide you with modifications.
Stay Active! fitness resources
Link here for Kaiser Permanente and community resources to help you get more physically active, or to get started.
Exercise: A Good Move for Your Health
Follow the link to learn more.
Online! Every Body Walk
Walking is pure magic. It can make you happier and healthier, almost anyone can do it, and it’s practically free—all you need is a good pair of walking shoes. Just visit everybodywalk.org for news and resources on walking, health information, walking maps, information on how to find a walking group, and a place to read about and share stories on walking. Get up and get moving! Open to the community. Visit http://everybodywalk.org/
Online! Managing Your Back Pain
Managing Your Back Pain is an online program that helps you reduce your back pain and return to your normal activities. This program demonstrates exercises to strengthen your back as well as positions that reduce stress on your back. It also provides tips to help you prevent future flare-ups. Visit kpdoc.org/backpainprogram
East Bay Regional Parks and Trails
East Bay Regional Park District offers an annual Trails Challenge, which is a self-paced program open to people of all ages and abilities. It invites you to explore and enjoy the parks and open space areas throughout the East Bay. Visit ebparks.org for information about the challenge, and ways to be active in our local system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
If you need more information or would like to register for a class please contact one of our Health Education Centers:
Hayward & Union City 510-675-4531
San Leandro 510-454-4531