The first-of-its-kind event will help kickstart healthy living with health screenings, fun activities for physical activity and more.
AUSTIN, Texas – Getting started on a healthy lifestyle can be a daunting process – the City of Austin is looking to help the community take that first step through Move Your Way®. Move Your Way® Day, which is being hosted by Austin Public Health (APH) and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), is an opportunity to learn your health status and get a head start on enjoying a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Move Your Way® Day will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Colony Park District Park (7201 Colony Loop Dr, Austin, TX 78724). The free event will feature:
- Health screenings
- Guided walks led by Park Rangers
- Ideas to help you and your family be active
- Healthy snacks
- And more!
Increasing your physical activity helps more than just your heart and muscles – it can also help lift your mood, sharpen your focus and allow for better sleep. The Move Your Way® activity planner will be available at the event to help attendees set their goals and stay motivated long after the day itself. Those who are unable to attend the event can find a virtual activity planner here.
Move Your Way® Day is just one of many opportunities for members of the community to engage in a healthier lifestyle. APH’s Healthy Places Healthy People website offers information on healthy eating, getting active and diabetes awareness. PARD offers a number of Health Promotions, including Adult Fitness Programs, Meditative Moments and the Parks Prescription program.
About Austin Public Health
Austin Public Health is the health department for the City of Austin and Travis County. Austin Public Health works to prevent disease, promote health and protect the well-being of all by monitoring and preventing infectious diseases and environmental threats and educating about the benefits of preventative behaviors to avoid chronic diseases and improve health outcomes.
About Austin Parks and Recreation
Austin Parks and Recreation seeks to inspire our community to learn, play, protect and connect by creating diverse programs and experiences in sustainable natural spaces and public places. This City of Austin Department protects and maintains parkland, urban forest, and trails as well as offering sports, recreation, educational enrichment, arts programs, cultural opportunities, and nature and aquatic activities for Austinites. For more information visit AustinTexas.gov/Parks.