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.
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.
Kaiser Permanente Classes
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:
Kaiser Permanente Podcasts:
Exercise Smart (17:31)
Exercise Lite (8:09)
Making Exercise Easy (5:38)
Walking For Health (19:31)
Other Exercise Resources:
Directory of Fitness Centers
Contra Costa County Be Active Resource Directory
East Bay Bicycle Coalition Great resource for biking.
Contra Costa Bike Maps
Map My Run
East Bay Regional Park District