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

Golf
Organization: Avalon Golf Course
Contact: Barb LeDuc
Address: 19345 Kelleher Road, Burlington 98233
Phone: 360-757-1900 or 1-800-624-0202
Fax: 360-757-2555
Activities: 27-hole golf course. Leagues, junior camps, caddy program, golf lessons.
Website: www.avalonlinks.com
Email: avalon@avalonlinks.com
Organization: Eaglemont Golf
Contact: Kevin LeDuc
Address: 4127 Eaglemont Drive, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-424-0800 or 360-428-1954
Activities: 18-hole golf course, driving range, chipping green, carts only. Golf lessons. Banquet facility available.
Organization: Overlook Golf Course
Contact: Neil Hansen, Owner
Address: 17523 State Highway #9, Mount Vernon 98274
Phone: 360-422-6444
Activities: 9-hole golf course, putting green. Leagues, junior camps, golf lessons.
Organization: Similk Golf Course
Contact: Dick Frerer
Address: 12518 Christiansen Road, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-856-0315
Activities: 18-hole golf course, driving range. Leagues, golf lessons.
Organization: Skagit Golf and Country Club
Contact: Tina McNealey
Address: 16701 Country Club Drive, Burlington 98233
Phone: 360-757-4081
Fax: 360-757-0154
Activities: 18-hole golf course, irons only driving range, practice green. Leagues, golf lessons and tournaments.
Website: http://www.skagitgolfclub.com