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Moving the Body: Energy and Flexibility

Four Veterans: one mowing the lawn, one walking her dog, one exercising on a treadmill and one in a wheelchair lifting weights. Plus the message

Spring is the perfect time to get moving!

You physical, mental, and emotional health depends on the amount and kind of movement you do. Physical activity is essential to losing weight, getting strong, improving flexibility and strength, and reducing stress and illness. Even gentle activity, such as walking, yoga, or Tai Chi, can greatly improve our bodies and minds. In terms of Whole Health, physical activity is an integral part of self-care.

Whole Health offers many programs to help you increase your physical activity, so you can get back to doing the things YOU want in life!

Whole Health Coaching

Whole Health Coaches at VA Long Beach can help you explore what healthy activities are best suited for your individual needs and support you as you set and achieve your physical activity goals.

Whole Health Walk & Roll Group

Get moving with the support and encouragement of others! Join fellow Veterans and Whole Health Coaches as you explore the VA Long Beach campus. Veterans of all abilities are welcome! For more information about how you can get moving with Whole Health at VA Long Beach, talk to your health care team about placing a consult for you or call 562-826-8000, ext. 1-3210.

Veteran Success Story

“It’s never too late to get healthy.” Read more about how 77-year old Veteran, Richard Fratarelli, made huge strides in his personal fitness and health with help from a Whole Health Coach.

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