S.T.E.P.S. Walking Challenge

Interested in increasing your physical activity? Being motivated to exercise? Being part of a team? Walking for prizes?   Join the S.T.E.P.S. Challenge TODAY! S.T.E.P.S. is a walking challenge where teams of 2-6 people will walk from Monroe County, WI to Monroe County, NY over 10 weeks. The team to make it there AND BACK […]

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Low-Cost Exercise Classes

UW Extension offers a variety of low-cost exercise programs for many different ability levels! Check out the flyer below for a brief description of each, then click the links below to get a more in-depth look! Click here to learn more about the STRONGBODIES program! Click here to learn more about the Walk with Ease […]

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Medicare, Medicaid mark 50th anniversary

July 30th marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance programs that provide coverage to nearly 1.2 million Wisconsinites. By providing coverage options for the elderly, blind, disabled, children and low-income residents since 1965, Medicaid and Medicare programs have contributed to a decline in the uninsured rate. With the full implementation of the Affordable Care […]

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Physical Activity Benefits, Consequences, and Recommendations

Physical activity through the lifespan is critically important to your health and well-being. Physical activity can have numerous benefits including weight control, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, reduced risk of certain cancers, increased strength of bones and muscles, improved mental health and mood, improved ability to perform Activities of […]

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