Physical Activity

Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.

Recommendations

  • At least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity
  • Do muscle-strengthening activities at least twice per week

Free Local Outdoor Places for Physical Activity

Research shows that physical activity is also good for our mental health. It improves our overall feelings, reduces the risk of depression, and delays the onset of dementia.

Move to Change Program

The Move to Change Program created by Miss Utah County, uses dance moves to boost children’s daily physical activity which increases their focus and productivity in the classroom. These short energizing breaks are called “brain breaks”. After participating in brain breaks, children have reduced stress, anxiety, and frustration. They are able to regain focus. Their minds are open and ready to learn more.

Miss Utah County (formally Miss Lehi), Lindsay Larsen said, “The goal of the program is to bring more awareness and provide simple solutions to bettering our physical and mental health through movement.”

To request a presentation for your classroom, please contact TarynT@utahcounty.gov.

Program Creator and Presenter of Move to Change

Lindsey Larsen is a ballerina, innovator, and spokesperson. She is a former Miss Lehi 2019-2020 and received second runner up at Miss Utah 2021. She currently serves as the current Miss Utah County. She is an advocate for bettering our mental and physical health through dance and movement. Lindsey started two adaptive dance programs, has partnered with B3 powered by Select Health, and recently partnered with the Utah County Health Department to increase outreach to schools to teach the importance of movement and brain breaks in our educational systems.

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