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King County Parks Fitness Challenge

Let's Move

A healthier you is a happier you, and getting healthier is even more fun when it takes you outside! Sounds pretty great, right? Resolve now to get moving and discover new activities by taking part in the 2014 King County Parks Fitness Challenge. This challenge is fun, family friendly and most activities are free.

King County Parks offers 26,000 acres-worth of recreational experiences and activities for every fitness level. Challenge activities include hiking through beautiful forests, bike riding along a world class regional trail system, going out and playing with the kids and hopefully finding your new favorite park. With over 200 parks find sometGStarting in January 2014.

Let's Move

Let's Move

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years.

Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children.

Do One Thing with C89.5 FM radio!

Let's Move

In 2013 C89.5 FM radio launched Do One Thing, a campaign to encourage healthy choices among young adults. Based at Nathan Hale High School, C89.5 FM is a 42 year old nonprofit station with students on the air, playing Electronic Dance Music. It was recently named the Best Dance Music Station in the country.

Tune in to hear how others stay healthy and be inspired to submit your own!

Listeners are encouraged to get involved through social media; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

Listeners can also call in to 206.252.3819 and record what they do to be healthy.

Share Your Healthy Food

As part of Start to Fitness, KCLS is accepting non-perishable healthy foods with an emphasis on those that are reduced in fat, sugar and sodium.

In keeping with food safety guidelines, homemade food, open packages or anything in glass containers will not be accepted.

Here are some suggestions:

  • No sugar added apple sauce
  • Canned or dried beans
  • Canned, shelf stable, chicken, turkey or seafood
  • Dried fruits, raisins
  • 100% fruit juice
  • 100% Fruit leather
  • Granola bars
  • Milk or soy milk (in a box)
  • Unsalted nuts
  • Plain or low sugar oatmeal
  • Whole grain pastas or noodles
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Brown rice
  • Wild rice
  • Low sodium Salsa
  • Low sodium canned tomato products
  • Low sodium canned vegetables

The food will be distributed to 45 local food banks and feeding programs through partnerships with Food Lifeline, Hopelink and the Lifelong Aids Alliance. Look for the collection bin in the lobby of all KCLS libraries. Watch the total grow!

Year to get started

If you’re resolved to begin the New Year with a more active, healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to get started at your library. Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness.


Year to get started

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Last Updated: 07/11/14