ANTHC continues support for building healthy habits in youthFebruary 19, 2016
A new public service announcement from the Healthy Futures program shows how Alaska Native role models across Alaska stay active, thanks to support from ANTHC, Skiku Nordic ski program and music group Pamyua. The video highlights the importance of daily physical activity to reduce childhood obesity and encourages participation the Healthy Futures Challenge that offers rewards and incentives for students at participating schools.
The video and a list of participating schools are available at healthyfuturesak.org.
Healthy Futures empowers Alaska’s youth to build the habit of daily physical activity. In addition to reducing childhood obesity, daily physical activity can lower the risk of developing chronic disease such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Research has shown that children who are regularly physically active tend to perform better academically and socially, and enjoy a better quality of life.
ANTHC has partnered with Healthy Futures and Play Every Day as part of our program “Wellness Strategies for Health,” an initiative to help reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, and reduce health disparities in Alaska Native and American Indian people.