Physical Activity is essential for your health! Along with healthy eating, engaging your adult* body in moderate to vigorous activity for just 30 minutes a day can help you to:
- Reduce Stress
- Have More Energy
- Sleep Better
- Control your weight
- Prevent the three leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer and stroke)
- Increase strength and stamina
*Children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day to grow to a healthy weight.
Androscoggin County Trail Map and Guide* (PDF, 2,044KB)
*We would like to thank the Center for Community GIS for providing the cartography and design of the map and guide, along with Androscoggin Land Trust, LA Trails, and the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, for supporting the development and production of this great resource. This map and trail map and guide has been made possible with major funding from the Fund for a Healthy Maine and the Healthy Maine Partnerships.
Healthy Maine Walks
Healthy Maine Walks (HMW) works to promote healthier lifestyles by making it easier for Mainers to find and use walking routes in communities all across the state. HMW provides a central location for towns and local groups to register walks or trails. Descriptions of registered walks can be found on the website as well.
If you would like an Activity Log to increase your exercise by setting and tracking progress toward a goal, please click here: Your Activity Log. Just write in the dates for the current week, then record your exercise intensity, type and amount each day.
Each spring, Healthy Androscoggin, in conjunction with other organizations, sponsors Get Fit &
Win, a program encouraging residents to incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives.
Get Fit & Win is a FREE program designed to encourage people in Androscoggin County to start or continue exercising – in any way you like!
- Fun Ways to Be Physically Active
- Get One Hour or More of Physical Activity Every Day
- Get Up and Go Guide
Physical Activity Tools
Ever wonder how much activity you should be getting and how to fit it in? Check out Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults [PDF Version - 1.10 MB] aged 18 to 64 years. In the guide, you can read how you can fit physical activity into your life—your way.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
A fun website for kids about exercising and nutrition. This site also provides some fun, healthy recipes kids can make with an adult.
Physical Activity Programs
A community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.
Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids: a comprehensive initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama.