Physical activity need not be vigorous to improve health, according to the latest Surgeon General's Report. Physical activity at a moderate level improves your mood and sense of well-being. It gives you more energy and helps control weight. It improves balance and bone and muscle strength, preventing falls and fractures. It helps you live longer independently.

There are lots of ways to be physically active in Skagit County. The list below is packed with information to help you find out what is available in your area. To update or add a listing call Liz McNett Crowl at 360-428-2331 or e-mail lcrowl@skagitvalleyhospital.org.

Aquatics
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling
Bowling
Cheerleading
Clubs
Community Facilities
Dance
Educational Organizations
Fencing
Fitness Facilities and Programs
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hospital Programs
Inclusion/Special Needs
Karate/Martial Arts
Lacrosse
Parks And Recreation
Pilates
Rugby
Senior Centers
Skating
Soccer
Softball
Sport Facilities
Tai Chi
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking And Running
Water Sports
Yoga

Hospital Programs
Organization: Island Hospital
Contact: Dennis Richards
Address: 1211 24th Street, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-299-1310
Activities: Various physical activity classes and screenings.
Website: www.islandhospital.com
Email: drichards@islandhospital.org
Organization: Skagit Valley Hospital
Contact: Linda Wright
Address: 1415 East Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-428-2424
Facility Sites: 1415 East Kincaid Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Activities: Worksite Wellness, Heart Healthy Fitness, Variety of Health Screenings
Website: Skagit Valley Hospital
Email: lwright@skagitvalleyhospital.org
Organization: United General Hospital
Contact: Mark Pearson
Address: 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro Woolley 98284
Phone: 360-856-7524
Activities: Certified Medical Fitness Program, fitness assessments, personalized exercise instruction, weight management program, community exercise programs, senior fitness programs.
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Website: http://www.unitedgeneral.org
Email: fitness@unitedgeneral.org