Health in the 406

Recently the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) introduced a new series of Health messages called Health in the 406. These messages focus on various public health topics designed to raise awareness and help Montanans live healthier lives. To view these messages or subscribe to have these messages delivered to your inbox, visit […]

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Montana Arthritis Program

Montana Arthritis Program The Montana Arthritis, in collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation, is working to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis by increasing awareness about appropriate arthritis self-management activities and expanding the reach of exercise programs proven to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis. These programs include the […]

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National Bike to Work Week!

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. National Bike to Work Week 2016 will be held […]

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Journeys from Home Montana – “Better Health through Walking and Bicycling”

“Better Health Through Walking and Bicycling” is organized by Journeys from Home Montana. This particular collection of in-school and out-of-school programs conducts workshops for community members, teachers and bicycle advocates directed at making the community more friendly to walking and bicycling. Journeys From Home Montana (JFHM) promotes living an active healthy lifestyle.  We encourage communities to become […]

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Strong Women

The primary objective of the StrongWomen™ Program is to help communities nationwide to implement safe and  effective strength training programs for midlife and older women. Women begin to show decline in muscle mass beginning at age 30 and if this condition is not reversed, women will have reduced strength and other severe consequences as they age. Women need […]

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Run a 5k on Turkey Day!

Running or walking a 5k race on Thanksgiving Day has become increasingly popular in recent years for a number of great reasons: These races are typically tied to a charitable cause Often people will wear fun a festive costumes Sometimes the organizers give out turkeys and pies to top finishers And perhaps the most tantalizing draw to […]

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Montana’s Worksite Health Promotion Coalition

   The Montana Worksite Health Promotion Coalition is a resource for Montana employers regarding the art and science of health promotion and wellness at work.   http://montanaworksitewellness.org/  Worksite health promotion has been proven to have a substantial impact on health care costs, absenteeism, workers compensation costs, and productivity. The website is designed to provide resources, encouragement, […]

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GFPS Employee Wellness Program

The mission of the GFPS Employee Wellness Program is to nurture the health and well-being of their most important asset—the employees  of Great Falls Public Schools. Great Falls Public Schools Employee Wellness has grown leaps and bounds since January of 2007! Each year the GFPS Employee Wellness Committee provides health and wellness information to nearly […]

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Discovery Walks

  Discovery Walks: Trail Exploration Series Explore a trail, learn something new, and meet a friend at a free, one-hour, guided trail walk on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. The Discovery Walk series goes from June through August and features a number of activities and educational topics. Program Description “We knew that […]

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Montana Action for Healthy Kids

Montana AFHK is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Montana’s children in schools and communities through nutrition and physical activity where children learn, participate in, and enjoy healthy lifestyle behaviors.   Montana Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a subcommittee of the national Action for Healthy Kids initiative, is a statewide coalition dedicated to improving […]

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Lewistown Trail System

The trail system of Lewistown is funded through City of Lewistown, grants (Recreation Trails Program of MT), and anonymous donors. They have partnered with a nonprofit organization, Friend of the Trails, to maintain the use and benefits of having an extensive trail system in a small community. The trails that run through Lewistown are provided […]

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Yoga for Healthy Aging

   Yoga for Healthy Aging Whitefish Community Center offers a free yoga program for people in the community. Yoga for Healthy Aging is an ongoing program every Tuesday at 9:30 am. This program is a gentle, slow-paced yoga practice that aims to improve  breathing, balance, strength, and flexibility. Yoga is a great way to stay fit and can be exceptionally beneficial […]

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