Outdoor activities ranging from trail riding to snowboarding attract many people the Black Hills. An increasing emphasis on activities including running, cycling, hiking, swimming and walking plays an important role in maintaining healthy fitness levels in the community. Surveys indicate that roughly four out of five Black Hills residents participate in some leisure time physical activity. Still many people in the region are not active enough to maintain good health. For more information about fitness, check out the resources below:
The Council serves as a catalyst to promote good health through fitness, sports and nutrition for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through partnerships in national, state and local organizations, programs and initiatives.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. The Take Action section of the website offers helpful tips for getting started specific to stakeholder groups like parents, community leaders, or elected officials.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Partnership for a Healthier America will serve as a partner to the First Lady’s Let’s Move Initiative by linking and mobilizing the private sector, foundations, thought leaders, media, and local communities to action and further the goals of curbing childhood obesity within a generation.
Mayo Clinic Fitness Basics: Fitness information and help from the Mayo Clinic with information on finding the right fitness program, heart rate, BMI, core exercises, preventing injuries, fitness assessments and more.