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Vision2BActive

Board of Supervisors honors 56 Vision2BActive Action Heroes

A blind dance and Zumba instructor, a Redlands police officer who created a CrossFit gym that helped improve fitness in his community, and a high school student who started a health movement in elementary school that has been expanded to the whole school district were among 56 Action Heroes honored today by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

“We are proud to celebrate the efforts of our fellow neighbors, friends and coworkers who are meeting the challenge to stay active, whether they’ve started a walking group at work or run a 5K race for the first time,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Lovingood.

Vision2BActive is a campaign of the Countywide Vision to improve health and wellness in San Bernardino County by encouraging residents to increase their physical activity and connecting them to existing recreational programs, amenities and activities in their communities.

Only 23 percent of San Bernardino County adults and 34 percent of our youth get the recommended amount of physical activity, according to the most recent data from the California Health Interview Survey. In its 2008 issuance of “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended adults get 150 minutes a week of physical activity and children ages 5 to 17 were encouraged to move at least 60 minutes a day.

Last year, the Vision2BActive campaign asked the public to nominate Action Heroes throughout the county who have made an impact on community wellness by participating in physical activity or promoting physical fitness.

To read the nomination of each of the 56 Action Heroes and their contributions to health and wellness, click here.

Vision2BActive.com is an interactive resource that provides residents with information about physical activity events, fitness tips and a GIS map featuring places to be active in the county.

The Countywide Vision was developed by the community in 2010-11 and adopted by the Board of Supervisors and the San Bernardino Council of Governments Board of Directors in June 2011 in order to create a roadmap for the future of San Bernardino County, which includes creating a healthy and prosperous future for all who live, work and play here.

Vision2BActive is the second public campaign of the Countywide Vision Project following the successful Vision2Read literacy initiative that started in September 2015.

Second annual ‘Home Run for Health’ planned for May 3

Residents and baseball fans throughout the Inland Empire are invited to hit a “Home Run for Health” May 3 when the Inland Empire 66ers face-off against the Lake Elsinore Storm.

Riverside University Health System – Public Health, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the California Health Collaborative – Tobacco Control Program are teaming up again to share positive health messages while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.

Admission to the public will be free when the 66ers host the Storm at San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E Street in San Bernardino.

Fans are invited to pick free vouchers while supplies last. One voucher can be redeemed for four tickets and families are limited to two vouchers, for eight tickets total. Parking is $7 per vehicle and can be paid in credit or cash.

“We are very excited for the chance to meet with residents and talk to them about our programs and all the many ways we can help to improve their health and well-being,” said Kim Saruwatari, Riverside County public health director. “We’re planning on this being another great night at the ballpark.”

Last year’s inaugural event enjoyed a near-sellout crowd at San Manuel Stadium with thousands of fans stopping by the concourse to learn more about available public health programs, resources and services.

This year will feature a pre-game parade and a free Fun Zone for the kids.

Vouchers are being distributed at the following locations:

Riverside University Health System – Public Health

Health Administration Building

4065 County Circle Drive

Riverside

Phone: 951.358.5000

San Bernardino County Tobacco Control Program

685 E. Carnegie Drive, Suite 140

San Bernardino

Phone: 909.381.4532

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Vital Statistics Registration Office

340 N. Mountain View Avenue
San Bernardino
Phone: 800.782.4264

ARMC to Host Free 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run & Health Expo

Join Arrowhead Regional Medical Center at the free 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run & Health Expo on Saturday, March 17.

Check-in begins at 7 a.m., and the Walk/Run begins at 8:30 with an awards presentation to immediately follow.

The Walk/Run is an outreach effort designed to raise awareness in exercise and healthy eating to help combat rising obesity and diabetes rates. The goal is to encourage individuals of all ages to improve the quality of their lives.

The Health Expo will offer basic health screenings, stay-healthy information, and many local vendors.

ARMC’s Walk/Run is aligned with the Countywide Vision’s Vision2BActive campaign to keep County residents active and moving.

ARMC is located at 400 North Pepper Ave., in Colton.

Please, for everyone’s safety, no pets, skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles.

To register go to: www.arrowheadmedcenter.org.

Adult Sports Leagues now forming in City of San Bernardino

The City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is now taking team registrations for participants ages 18 and older that are interested in the following Adult Sports Leagues: Men’s 3-ON-3 Basketball, Men’s 7-ON-7 Flag Football, and Coed 6-ON-6 Volleyball. Full team registration is open until filled, on a first come-first serve basis. Season begins in March 2018. League play format is 6-team divisions, with a double round-robin followed by playoffs of the top four teams. To register, please visit the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at 201 A. North E Street, Suite 103, San Bernardino, CA 92401.

For more information, please contact Mitch Assumma at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Main Office at 909-384-5233.

In addition, the City is also looking for sports officials for up-and-coming sports leagues. If interested, please register at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department main office at 201 A. North E Street in San Bernardino or call (909) 384-5233.

Give yourself the gift of fitness this holiday season

There are a plenty of walks and runs coming up throughout San Bernardino County this holiday season which support the Countywide Vision’s Vision2BActive campaign.

Start Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23) with a Turkey Trot:

Can’t make it on Thanksgiving? Get ready for the 28th Annual Holiday Classic half marathon and 5K on Dec. 10 in Loma Linda.

Or sign up for the Quad City Challenge which combine four of the county’s largest races for a one-of-a-kind challenge. Complete the San Bernardino Turkey Trot, the Holiday Classic in Loma Linda, the Highland Y Run on January 28 and the 35th Annual Run Through Redlands on March 4 and win a challenger medal.

For more information on these upcoming races and other local activities in San Bernardino County, visit www.Vision2BActive.com.

Get ready for the 2017 Reindeer Romp

It’s time for another chance to have a Vision2BActive at the Chino Valley YMCA’s 2017 Reindeer Romp 5K run/walk and 10K run on Saturday, Dec. 2.

This special holiday 5K features a full 5K run/walk for all ages and a special run just for the kids. Bring your friends and family and enjoy an active and fun winter morning. New this year is a 10K run.

Contact the Chino Valley YMCA at 909-597-7445 with any questions about the event.

Download the 2017 Reindeer Romp Registration form here.

Download a map of the race here.

To register online, click here.

Nominate an Action Hero

The Vision2BActive campaign is seeking nominees for Action Heroes in hopes of recognizing people in San Bernardino County who have made an impact on community wellness by participating in physical activity or promoting physical fitness.

Examples of Action Heroes include a person who has started their own walking club in their neighborhood; a teacher who encourages their students to be healthy by being active; a business person who incorporates physical fitness into the workday of their employees; a child who encourages friends and classmates to stay active; or person who changed their life or improved their own wellness by being physically active.

Nominate an Action Hero at www.Vision2BActive.com or contact Bernadette Beltran at BBeltran@dph.sbcounty.gov or 909-387-6614. Anonymous nominations of Action Heroes will also be accepted.

Vision2BActive is a campaign of the Countywide Vision to improve health and wellness in San Bernardino County by encouraging residents to increase their physical activity and connecting them to existing recreational programs, amenities and activities in their communities.

Only 23 percent of San Bernardino County adults and 34 percent of our youth get the recommended amount of physical activity, according to the most recent data from the California Health Interview Survey. In its 2008 issuance of “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended adults get 150 minutes a week of physical activity and children ages 5 to 17 were encouraged to move at least 60 minutes a day.

Vision2BActive.com is an interactive resource that provides residents with information about physical activity events, fitness tips and a GIS map featuring places to be active in the county.

The Countywide Vision was developed by the community in 2010-11 and adopted by the Board of Supervisors and the San Bernardino Council of Governments Board of Directors in June 2011 in order to create a roadmap for the future of San Bernardino County, which includes creating a healthy and prosperous future for all who live, work and play here. Vision2BActive is the second public campaign of the Countywide Vision Project following the successful Vision2Read literacy initiative that started in September 2015.

Public health agencies team up to hit a “Home Run for Health”

It’s going to be a banner night for public health when two of the largest Southern California counties’ baseball and Public Health teams face off on the field and hit a “Home Run for Health” at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino on August 10.

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Riverside County Public Health, and the California Health Collaborative have all joined the effort to spread a message of good health by offering FREE admission to the public when the Inland Empire 66ers host the Lake Elsinore Storm August 10 at the 66ers’ San Manuel Stadium, located at 280 South E Street in San Bernardino.

“The best thing about this event will be all the health information that will be made available to fans. Our staff will be there to showcase our programs and the great services and resources we provide to residents every day,” said Trudy Raymundo, Director of San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

Fans are invited to visit the locations below to pick up their vouchers. One voucher can be redeemed for four (4) tickets (limit 2 vouchers/8 tickets).

 

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
Vital Statistics Registration Office

340 N. Mountain View Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Phone: 800.782.4264

 

San Bernardino County Tobacco Control Program

255 N. D Street, Suite 401-M

San Bernardino, CA 92401

Phone: 909.647.4532

 

Riverside University Health System – Public Health

Health Administration Building

4065 County Circle Drive

Riverside, CA 92503

Phone: 951.358.5000

 

For more information, please contact Bernadette Beltran at BBeltran@dph.sbcounty.gov.

Seven County Parks offer 50 percent off on Thursdays in August

Are you ready to be active? Vision2BActive and San Bernardino County Regional Parks teamed up to offer 50 percent off entry fees to seven County Regional Parks every Thursday in August 2017.

The promotion applies to the following parks: Calico Ghost Town, Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, Glen Helen Regional Park, Mojave Narrows Regional Park, Mojave River Forks Regional Park, Prado Regional Park and Yucaipa Regional Park.

The coupon is for San Bernardino County residents only and can be used per vehicle with the exception of Calico Ghost Town where the coupon is valid per person.

Click here to get your coupon, get out there and be active! Just print the coupon or show it at the gate on your mobile device along with your ID verifying County residence. Watch a video about the promotion here.

To learn more about the Vision2BActive campaign, please visit www.Vision2BActive.com.

 

 

 

Wrightwood Elementary students form a ‘Walking School Bus’

walking-school-busA Walking School Bus is a group of children who walk to school together under the supervision of trained adult leaders. The program promotes good health, a cleaner environment, and reduced traffic around school.

At Wrightwood Elementary School, students participate in the Walking School Bus on most days and by the time they get to school they are alert and ready to learn because they have had their exercise. This is a great example of how children and adults can get physical activity into their daily routine.

Click here for more information about the program. Click here to get involved or start something similar in your community.

This program is a great example of children and adults who have a Vision2BActive!

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