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

Walking And Running
Organization: Mall Walking
Contact: United General Hospital
Address: 201 Cascade Mall Drive, Burlington 98233
Phone: 360-856-7524
Activities: Free mall walking program co-sponsored by United General Hospital and Cascade Mall. Monday through Saturday 7:00 to 10:00am (except holidays).
Organization: NW Tulip Trekkers Volksmarch Club
Contact: Fred & Sharon Fisher
Address: 1701 36th Street, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-293-7985
Activities: Year round walks and special Volksmarch walking events.
Website: http://nwtrekkers.org
Email: sfisher@fidalgo.net
Organization: Skagit Runners
Contact: Terry Sentinella
Address: PO Box 120, Burlington 98233
Phone: 360-293-6244
Activities: Group runs, club meetings, holiday social
Sponsor annual events:
April: Tulip Run - Kids run free
May: Lost Lake 50K
September: Skagit Flats Marathon
November: Fowl Fun Run
Website: http://www.skagitrunners.org
Email: terry@skagitrunners.org