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

Football
Organization: Anacortes Youth Football
Contact: Larry Ramsdell
Address: 2219 33rd St., Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone: 360-293-7909
Activities: Competitive league and tornament play for boys ages 8-14 from Anacortes. Fall season runs through November.
Website: http://www.eteamz.com/ncyfl
Email: lbramsdell1@verizon.net
Organization: Burlington-Edison Youth Football League
Contact: Joe Fortier
Phone: 360-755-0616
Activities: Youth football league for children ages 8 to 14. Birth certificates are required for registration.
Website: http://www.eteamz.com/beyfcl/
Organization: Mount Vernon Youth Football Association
Contact: Chris Oliver
Address: P.O. Box 1501, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-421-6606
Activities: Tackle football for boys and girls ages 7-14. A member of the North Cascade Youth Football League. No tryouts. Sign-up in April-May, season runs August-October.
Website: http://eteamz.com/mvdawgs
Email: coliver@mv.k12.wa.us
Organization: North Cascade Youth Football League
Contact: Don Isaksen
Address: P.O. Box 477, Silvana 98287
Activities: Youth football organization operating in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties. In Skagit County there are teams in Anacortes, Burlington, Concrete, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley.
Email: ncyfl1@gte.net