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Exercise to Maintain and Improve Health


If you have been to an appointment recently at one of our East Bay Kaiser Permanente locations you may have noticed the medical assistant or your health care provider asking you about exercise. The reason for this question is that regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health.  We recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate to strenuous exercise per week. No matter what stage of life we are in almost all of us would benefit by increasing our activity level. Take a look at the resources on this page to get some ideas on how you might increase your exercise.

 

Exercise Resources

Need help getting started? Try our Wellness Coaching Center

If you are trying to be more physically active your personal coach can help you create - and stick with - a plan for reaching your goals. You and your coach talk one-on-one by phone at a time that's convenient for you. Call 1-866-251-4514 to make a phone appointment with a coach or to find out more. Coaching sessions are free to Kaiser Permanente members.

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Kaiser Permanente Classes
We have a wide variety of classes to support flexibility and movement. Those include:

  • Yoga

  • Tai Chi 

  • Exercise for Life

  • Pilates and others

Exercise classes are listed in our Health Education catalog or call our Health Education Department at 510-307-2210 (Richmond) or 510-752-6150 (Oakland) and ask about available classes for members.

 

Kaiser Permanente Online Programs to help you stay on track:

10,000 Steps a day program

Online Health Coach

 

Kaiser Permanente Podcasts:

Exercise Smart 
Exercise for health, safety and enjoyment.

Exercise Lite 
Quick tips on starting and maintaining exercise

Walking For Health 
An easy way to start exercising and get fit

 

Other Exercise Resources:

Healthy Roads
Kaiser has negotiated for the best rates at a number of East Bay fitness centers.  You can find these by logging into and registering at our Healthy Roads website.

 

Local Resources:

Directory of Fitness CentersKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
There are over 10,000 health clubs and fitness centers and gyms listed on this website..

Contra Costa County Be Active Resource DirectoryKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites. 
Contra Costa has assembled a 26-page resource directory of  which the first
13 pages list options for physical activity by city.

East Bay Bicycle CoalitionKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites. Great resource for biking.

Contra Costa Bike MapsKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites. 
This website has good links to various Bay Area bike maps.

Map My RunKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites. 
Resource for runners to find local places to run (or walk) or just to map where you like to run (or walk) and share with others. 

East Bay Regional Park DistrictKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites. 
The Trails Challenge is a self-guided, self-paced hiking program that encourages
good health through enjoyable outdoor exercise.

 


 

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