Resources to help you meet the guidelines

Physical Activity Brochure and Video Series

Aerobic Activity Brochure and Log (PDF) – helps you track your total minutes of aerobic activity each day. (en Español)

Stretching Brochure (PDF) – guides you through a series of stretches that can be done 5-10 minutes daily. (en Español)

Stretching Videos – guides you through each stretch in the stretching brochure. (en Español)

Stretching During Pregnancy Brochure (PDF) – guides you through a series of stretches safe for Pregnancy that can be done 5-10 minutes daily. (en Español)

Muscle Strengthening Brochure (PDF) – guides you through a series of muscle strengthening activities that can be done 2-3 non consecutive days per week. (en Español)

Muscle Strengthening Videos – guides you through each strengthening activity in the muscle strengthening brochure. (en Español)

Faith Community Resources

Exercise is Medicine Month Church Bulletin Template (PDF) – May is Exercise is Medicine Month. Use this church bulletin insert to host a Green Sunday and get your congregation moving toward better health.

Eat Smart Move More Faith Resources – physical activity challenges, guides, and education.

Other Resources

Exercise is Medicine™ - Intensity-Aerobic Exercise Video – learn how to use the Talk Test, a simple way to find out if you are doing moderate level physical activity.

CDC Chair Stand Test Instructions – simple test to assess leg strength and endurance.

CDC Chair Stand Test Video – guides you through talking and interpreting the results of the test.

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging – order a free guide from the National Institute on Aging.

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PDF) – anytime you offer any physical activity programs at your congregation, have participants complete a PAR-Q and speak with their doctor if necessary before starting a physical activity program.

Starting a Walking Club – resources from the American Heart Association to help you get started.

CDC Physical Activity Basics Video Series – these videos help explain the guidelines, give you tips on how to meet them and show you how to do muscle strengthening exercises properly.

Find Your Fit – helps citizens locate a park or recreation facilities and obtain information about recreation activities in Cabarrus County

Community Walking Maps – includes easy to use community walking maps with mile markers. Locations include churches, small neighborhoods, and local parks and are open to the public

Cabarrus Play and Grow Map – list of local parks, community gardens, schools playgrounds and health facilities open to the public

Free exercise classes (PDF) – list of free exercise classes at local churches

For more resources, visit the Network of Care website and select 'Service Directory'. Select the 'Physical Activity and Exercise' category for a complete list of organizations providing physical activity services in Cabarrus and surrounding counties.