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Riverside – San Bernardino County Indian Health, INC. Habit 4 Health Fitness Program

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

HABIT 4 HEALTH is a Fitness Program, developed by our Fitness Specialist, Antonia Barrett, to improve your current level of health and wellbeing, to improve diabetes control, and to prevent the onset of medical problems due to physical inactivity.

Physical activity is one of the most important tools to maintain and improve overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, less than 27% of adults in the United States are active enough to gain any health benefits from exercise.

The HABIT 4 HEALTH Fitness Program is comprised of several key components of fitness including strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. You may participate in the walking program and the resistance training, as well as receive an individualized plan for exercise to meet your fitness goals. Your baseline results from your personal fitness assessment will be recorded. As you continue in the program, you will receive feedback on your progress and will be able to see your results.

To sign up for HABIT4HEALTH, schedule an appointment for your personal fitness assessment, please call the Diabetes Program Administrative Assistant, Claudia Magana, at 1-800-732-8805, extension 330. If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact the Fitness Specialist, Antonia Barrett, at 1-800-732-8805, extension 260.

What is the meaning of the "4"?

The 1996 Surgeon General's Report states: Americans should accumulate 30 minutes of physcial activity on most, preferably all, days of the week. Therefore, participating in physical activities "4" days out of the week would meet the Surgeon General's goal. Also, the "4" represents the elements of health that are improved through physical activity:

Energy = individuals feel more rested and have the power to accomplish daily and work-related tasks
Efficiency = fitness improves the overall physiological function of the heart and organs
Effort = individuals complete given tasks with less effort than that which was needed prior to fitness
Esteem = a positive sense of self and wellbeing is accomplished through fitness.

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Community, Clinic/Health Center, Hospital, Work site

Health Indicator(s):
Physical Activity , Cardiovascular Disease , Diabetes , Health Education

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Name: Antonia Roots, BS., CHFI
Site or Location Name: Riverside – San Bernardino County Indian Health, INC. Habit 4 Health Fitness Program
11555 ½ Potrero Road
Banning, CA 92220
Phone: (951)769-7853 x 114