Get Active Howard County (GAHC) is a 10 week FREE community wide wellness initiative. The primary goal is to increase awareness of healthy lifestyle habits and to motivate people to participate in a minimum of 30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity for at least five days per week. Individuals and organizations across all demographics take part in this program each year. Individuals are encouraged to form or join a business, school or community team.
Teams can be any size. Once your team is signed up, team members have the ability to participate in a wide variety of activities, events, programs and workshops offered by GAHC partners, activity sponsors and wellness professionals. The calendar will be continuously updated and expanded to include a broad range of wellness activities, opportunities for health screenings, health education workshops and more. Click here to visit the calendar. Participants are encouraged to track their their activity minutes, learn from weekly wellness communications and participate in the many wellness related opportunities happening throughout Howard County. Our community goal for 2015 is 1,000,000 minutes of physical activity!
GAHC volunteers are available to talk to you, or your group or organization, to show you how easy it is to get started. This is a great way to intensify your current wellness program, or help you get a wellness program started. Many groups have expressed that their biggest obstacles to starting a wellness program are time and money. Get Active Howard County is FREE and provides all of the simple tools, communications and even activities so that Money and time are never an issue!