OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, is supporting the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and some types of cancer. Yet in Oklahoma, over 32 percent of adults are obese.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:
- Aim for two hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming and raking leaves.
- Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days a week.
“Physical activity is for everyone,” Robyn Sunday-Allen said, CEO of OKCIC. “No matter what shape you are in you can find activities, like our annual Walk for Wellness, that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active”.
In an effort to promote health and wellness among American Indians and the community, OKCIC is hosting its annual Walk for Wellness and health fair on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. This event is free to the public.
About Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic was established in 1974 to provide excellent health care and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. The clinic staff cares for more than 19,000 patients from more than 200 federally recognized tribes every year. American Indians can receive a range of services, including medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral health services. For more information, please visit www.okcic.com.