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: Creating Communities for Healthy Youth

Mar 30, 2015 3:50 PM
Contributed by:  Just Move It - CA

 

Creating Communities for Healthy Youth, was the 2015 theme of the annual Tribal Consultation meeting hosted by the Indian Health Service California Area, March 24-26. The tradition of including physical activity opportunities for participants at the meeting continued this year. The fitness sessions were led by exercise specialist from Chapa-De Indian Health Program. These physical activity sessions helped kick-off the 10th Just Move It California Challenge! Over 40 participated, ranging in age from 4 year old Brooklyn to tribal elders. These exercise sessions promoted a healthy lifestyle, which is part of creating communities for healthy youth. All who participated were also helping support the Just Move It goal - Let's Get 1 Million Indigenous People Moving! This annual challenge aims to support local Just Move It partners in California working to promote physical activity and the sharing of what works with Just Move It. All tribal and urban programs in the state are encouraged to share what works locally with Just Move It, and use the calendar to promote their local efforts.

Story: Moving Together Native Youth & Families Canyons Walk - Celebrates Let's Move! 5th Anniversary

Mar 29, 2015 12:08 AM
Contributed by:  HABIT4HEALTH

Moving Together Native Youth & Families Canyons Walk, was held at the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons on Saturday February 28th with over 100 participating. It helped celebrate the 5th Anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign.  Native families participated by walking through beautiful the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons. It was a partnership event among the, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health, Nike N7, and Let's Move! in Indian Country.  Tribal Ranger Raven Longbow shares a brief history of the Indian Canyons, letting all know the canyons are an outdoor cathedral where adults come to recalibrate and rejuvenate and children come to run.  In addition to the canyon walks, activities included a performance by Bird Singers, Nike N7 product giveaways, a family photo booth and a special visit from "Rez Dogg", the Inter Tribal Sports mascot that promotes healthy food and snacks.

 

 

Activity Report: 3rd JMI Fun Run/Walk at Native Women/Men's Conf.

Mar 25, 2015 1:03 PM
Contributed by:  Just Move It - CA

3rd JUST MOVE IT 5k Fun Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fitness Finale

As the morning light started the day over 80 participants came out at 6:30am to start their day in a good way, at the Native Women and Men's Wellness Conference 3rd Just Move It fun run/walk. The group was led in warm up stretches, and then everyone run or walked the 1 mile or 5k route along the San Diego River. This annual conference is committed to fostering wellness, a vibrant learning community and strives to provide a high quality experience. This year marked the 14th Native Women and Men’s Wellness Conference. This event annually brings together tribal members and health professionals from American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nation communities throughout North America. The morning fun run/walk and the many other fitness opportunities included as part of the conference all supported the Just Move It goal, Let's Get 1 Million Indigenous People Moving!

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