Physical activity need not be vigorous to improve health, according to the latest Surgeon General's Report. Physical activity at a moderate level improves your mood and sense of well-being. It gives you more energy and helps control weight. It improves balance and bone and muscle strength, preventing falls and fractures. It helps you live longer independently.

There are lots of ways to be physically active in Skagit County. The list below is packed with information to help you find out what is available in your area. To update or add a listing call Liz McNett Crowl at 360-428-2331 or e-mail lcrowl@skagitvalleyhospital.org.

Aquatics
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling
Bowling
Cheerleading
Clubs
Community Facilities
Dance
Educational Organizations
Fencing
Fitness Facilities and Programs
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hospital Programs
Inclusion/Special Needs
Karate/Martial Arts
Lacrosse
Parks And Recreation
Pilates
Rugby
Senior Centers
Skating
Soccer
Softball
Sport Facilities
Tai Chi
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking And Running
Water Sports
Yoga

Sport Facilities
Organization: YMCA SportsCenter at Bakerview Park
Contact: Erin McMillan
Address: 3301 East Fir Street, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-848-8880 (call YMCA at 336-9622 to register for programs)
Activities: Indoor turf facility. Youth and adult indoor soccer; drop in sessions and leagues; clinics and tournaments. Youth flag football, bitty sports, and group rentals.
Website: http://www.skagitymca.org