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

Basketball
Organization: ALSO SEE Skagit Valley Family YMCA under Community Facilities
Organization: Anacortes AAU Boys Basketball
Contact: Kelly Larkins
Phone: 360-293-6550
Activities: Competitive basketball league and tournament play for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys from Anacortes. Fall and winter seasons. Tryouts.
Organization: Girls AAU Basketball
Contact: Bill Nutting
Address: 3420 Apache Drive, Mount Vernon
Phone: (360) 466-8488
Activities: Fields teams at 5th through 8th grade and play in two leagues, beginning each fall.
Email: nuttingwj@comcast.net
Organization: Mount Vernon Boys AAU Basketball
Contact: Tim FitzGerald
Address: 3030 Cherokee Lane, Mount Vernon
Phone: 360-941-1337
Activities: Competitive basketball league and tournament play for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys from the Mount Vernon and Conway School Districts
Email: timothyf@skagitbank.com