Active Living

Many Utah residents, including half of adults, do not get the recommended amount of physical activity each day. Physical inactivity can lead to obesity, chronic health conditions, increased healthcare costs, and even poor mental health. The good news is that changes in the built environment can make it easier for residents to be physically active.  

All cities/towns must have a community coalition and at least 6 other strategies

(at least one from each of the 4 categories – Collaboration, Access to Healthy Food, Active Living, and Mental Health).

My Community Has:

(A minimum of one from this category is required)
  • Signage for “healthy” parking spots at city/town facilities

    Small changes throughout the day can have an impact on health. Healthy parking spots are designated areas farther away from the facilities to encourage people to be more active by walking a little farther.

    Resources

    Intermountain Healthcare Park Farther Program

Is your community doing other things that you think may qualify you for the Healthy Utah Community designation? Contact us at info@gethealthyutah.org.