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Physical Activity

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the U.S. and world have been asked to self-isolate and limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people. With schools, offices, restaurants, and gyms closed, people are spending most of their time at home and it’s important to reiterate the importance of physical activity and exercise.

The Physical Activity Alliance has compiled this list of free resources that make it possible for people of all ages to be active at home.

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TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) grantees in Adair County have added crosswalks, speed bumps, and stop signs to high-traffic areas to increase safety for children who walk to Stilwell Middle and Elementary schools. The resources and support made available by Cherokee Nation’s TSET HLP and OSU High Obesity Program (HOP) will incentivize physical activity in the community and create a safer environment for pedestrians. Cherokee Nation’s TSET HLP along with OSU HOP are part of the Adair County Community Health Coalition.

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The TSET Healthy Living Program and City of Guymon, along with local volunteers, are making the area around Guymon High School safer for students who walk or bike to school, or for community members who choose active transportation in their daily activities. They are helping drivers slow down as they approach the school by painting school-spirited markings on streets in areas that have high foot traffic or bicycle use near the school. 

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The “I Can Do It” program is a strategic physical activity program for students with disabilities in the K-12 school setting designed to provide access, equity, and facilitate and encourage opportunities for students with disabilities to be physically active for 60 minutes a day.

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Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Transportation Toolkit provides guid­ance to Main Street leaders, community advocates, local officials, transportation professionals, and everyone else in between on how to:

  • Evaluate streets and transportation through the lens of placemaking
  • Balance the needs of mobility and other street activities
  • Build stronger relationships with other decision-makers and the community

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released “BAM! Body and Mind“. This exciting resource is dedicated entirely to classroom resources for teachers, The page contains a variety of information and resources for teachers of grades 4-8 to use in the classroom and help students make healthier lifestyle choices.

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