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MoveWELL

Goals:
  • Prevent and reduce obesity
  • Increase physical activity

Lancaster County Priorities:

  • Bicycle friendly businesses
  • School Physical Activity Challenge
  • Workplace weight loss challenge
  • Fait based physical fitness initiatives

Lancaster County Data:

  • Percent of school districts that indicate that all or most of their schools have a walk or bike to school initiative
  • Number of bicycle friendly business applications
  • Number of workplaces that offer incentives to employees who walk or bike to work
  • Physicians who write prescriptions for physical activity

Lighten Up Lancaster County Initiatives:

  • Bicycle Friendly Business Designations

Click here to visit Lighten Up Lancaster County's Exercise webpage.



Get Involved

General

Workplaces

How You Can Help

  • Implement a Stairwell physical activity initiative in the workplace
  • Establish a workplace wellness committee
  • Implement policy to increase physical activity at work, including exercise breaks and waking meetings
  • Adopt a comprehensive employee wellness program
  • Adopt a policy that showers will be available to employees.
  • Fund physical activity programs
  • Participate in a community coalition addressing physical activity.

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Schools

How You Can Help

  • Implement physical activity challenges
  • Establish school wellness councils
  • Implement a walking school bus program
  • Require at least 225 minutes of physical activity per week for all high school students
  • Adopt a policy to ensure that recess isn’t taken away from students as a punishment
  • Require active recess
  • Require physical activity for students in after school programs
  • Require 40 minutes of physical activity class per day
  • Require instructors of first period or morning classes to provide physical activity at the beginning of their classes for at least 10 minutes
  • Remove policies that prohibit instructors to provide instruction outdoor during normal and safe circumstances
  • Require one day (normal class period) of outdoor instruction per month, which allows for the opportunity of increased physical activity by students
  • Require flyers to be sent home to parents at specific times throughout the school year outlining components of a healthy lunch and USDA dietary guidelines
  • Participate in a community coalition addressing physical activity.

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Healthcare Providers

How You Can Help

  • Adopt a policy that doctors to write prescriptions for physical activity and provide healthy weight management resources
  • Encourage the use of the LiveWELL Lancaster County mobile application to track patient progress toward goals

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Communities

How You Can Help

  • Collaborate with small businesses to increase opportunities for physical activity on a regular basis
  • Adopt healthy food policy for events/ celebrations/ programs
  • Establish wellness as a priority for your organization and provide leadership through consistent messaging
  • Identify a wellness ambassador and direct that person to create and lead a wellness council or ministry
  • Organize a wellness council and establish wellness as a priority for your organization and provide leadership through constant messaging
  • Adopt a policy to reduce screen time in public service venues.
  • Organize opportunities for physical activity on a regular basis.
  • Participate in a community coalition addressing physical activity

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Government

How You Can Help

  • Adopt a rails to trails policy
  • Adopt design guidelines that enhance street
  • connectivity
  • Offer increased tax credits and other incentives and assistance to help small business make infrastructure improvements that improve physical activity.
  • Offer increased tax credits and other incentives and assistance to help small business implement wellness programs
  • Adopt Complete Streets design guidelines that enhance street connectivity and promote walkability/bikeability

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Individuals

How You Can Help

  • Limit screen time and increase physical activity/exercise
  • Download mobile application and use it to improve health
  • Participate in a community coalition

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Colleges

How You Can Help

  • Organize opportunities for physical activity
  • Provide all students access to gyms or fitness activities during the academic year
  • Participate in a community coalition addressing physical activity
  • Download mobile application and use it to improve health

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