Get Moving!

#GetMoving was designed to inspire residents to embrace the joy of movement, build long-lasting wellness habits, and challenge themselves to explore New Orleans.

Why Get Moving?

Physical inactivity increases your risk for developing chronic conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory conditions

​Learn more about the long term effects of physical inactivity here.

Ways to #GetMoving

Our FitNOLA friends teach us how Active Living Every Day (ALED) is more achievable than we think! Daily activities such as the following are unique ways to meet your physical activity recommendations:

#GetMoving at FitNOLA offers free in-person (and virtual) classes such as cycling, line dancing, Pilates and more. You can view upcoming classes on their online calendar.

Why Community Gardens Matters

Our built environment directly impacts our access to healthy foods, safe physical activity and other indulgences. Gardening both reduces food insecurity and can ensures we meet our physical activity recommendations, reducing our risk for developing chronic disease. In addition to improved physical health, spending time in green spaces also improves our mental health. Community gardens are vital to the built environment because they provide low to no-cost access to fresh produce for all residents.

Volunteer or join these groups to #GetMoving at community gardens and farms:

Increase your household’s fresh food supply by building an in-ground or raised garden plot at home. Learn the basics to patio gardening with The Old Farmer’s Almanac Guide.

New Orleans Youth Walk and Roll

Bike Easy has developed a collection of safety videos, online quizzes and downloadable activities to teach safe biking and walking. Download Bike Easy's Bike and Roll Activity Kiuts to learn how to safely #GetBiking this week.

Youth Bike and Roll Activity Kit (English)

Youth Bike and Roll Activity Kit (Spanish)

Move Your Way

Find safe, fun ways to get active - to move your way, with these tools and resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Population Health and Disease Prevention's awareness campaign for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Don't feel like getting active? Learn some tips to stay motivated.

Too busy for physical activity? Get tips for fitting more activity into your day