The Glens Falls Hospital has launched a new health campaign just in time for swimsuit season!
The Health Promotion Center of Glens Falls Hospital started ‘Good Move’ this week — a campaign focused on encouraging the community to take proactive steps toward good health by making one ‘Good Move’ at a time.
The goal of the program is to help individuals and families make healthier eating choices, increase activity and use preventative care. Beginning this week, posters, billboards and messaging will be placed throughout the Glens Falls community carrying various healthy ideas for everyday life.
Some of the healthy suggestions are:
- walking your kids to school
- snacking on a piece of fruit
- exploring a nearby park
- visiting a local farmer’s market for fresh produce
- and talking to your doctor about healthy choices that are right for you and your family.
“We are excited to provide a resource that will help our community members incorporate healthy ideas into their lives,” says Melissa Chinigo, program coordinator, Health Promotion Center. “Quick and easy tips on making good moves will be all around you. Being healthier can be easy – and fun.”
In addition to Glens Falls Hospital’s ‘Good Move’ program promoting healthy choices, the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play program has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County and the City of Glens Falls to make improvements to East Field Park.
Some of the proposal includes:
- improvements to an existing trail within the park for walking/jogging
- construction of a raised-bed community garden
- and a rain garden.
What healthy improvements or ‘Good Move’ to your life or home will you be making this summer?