Welcome to Just Move It

Just Move It is a North American campaign to promote physical activity for Indigenous Peoples.

Use this website to learn how to start an activity in your own community, share information about ongoing programs, contribute stories and enter information in Just Move It's calendar.

Story: Fun Run/Walk at 2015 CA Provider's Best Practices & GPRA Measures Conference

May 18, 2015 10:18 AM
Contributed by:  Just Move It - CA

On Wednesday May 6th, 6:30AM the annual Fun Run/Walk helped conference participants start their day in a good way. Everyone started and finished at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza in Sacramento, completing either the longer loop around Capitol Park or shorter loop around Old Town. May 6th also marked the first National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, launched by the American Diabetes Association. The goal is to get up and move at least every 90 minutes to help change sedentary habits and prevent type 2 diabetes. This marks the 10th year the Indian Health Service California Area is encouraging tribal and urban health programs to share what works with the Just Move It campaign.

Story: Running is My High 2015

May 15, 2015 3:21 PM
Contributed by:  Native American Health Center

Running is My High 2015

Native American Health Center (NAHC) hosted the 14th annual Running is My High on Saturday, March 14th at Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. Over 350 runners and walkers gathered at this year’s event to celebrate sobriety and wellness in the native community.

The theme for this year’s 5k/10k walk/run was ‘Grounded Together.’ The theme was created with the input of influential community members including the 500 Milers, a multicultural group of individuals dedicated to preserving the tradition of spiritual running. The 500 Milers follow the leadership and tradition of early Native American runners and have played a critical role in the success of Running is My High.

The event kicked off at 7:30am with registration. Native American Health Center’s very own Louise Torrez was welcomed back for the second year as Emcee. She kept all attendees entertained as they visited community booths and participated in the day’s festivities. This year as in many prior years the event was filled with engaging activities including: a performance by Danza Azteca Cuauhtonal - a local Aztec tribal dancing group; a warm up stretch by Dustin Martin, the Program Director for Wings of America, an organization which uses running as a catalyst to empower American Indian and Alaskan Native youth; and a delicious vegan meal catered by Flacos and provided by UC Berkeley’s Native American Recruitment and Retention Center.

Native American Health Center would like to thank our community for helping to make Running is My High a success! A special thank you is extended to Transports, Gathering Tribes, Bill’s Trading Post, Piedmont Grocery, Clif Bar, Peets, Berkeley Bowl, Noah’s Bagels, Wings of America, Trader Joes, and UC Berkeley’s NARRC for sponsoring the event. Finally, thank you to all who volunteered and participated in our 14th annual Running Is My High. We could not have done this without your help and support!

Check out our event video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WubE4-nqUw0

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