RESOURCES

WOHO is dedicated to providing the community with helpful resources and information regarding volunteer service and topics that affect quality of life!

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Resources*:

Recommendations**:
  • Moderate intensity aerobic activity at least 30 mins/day for at least 5 days/week

  • Vigorous intensity aerobic activity at least 20 mins/day for at least 3 days/week

  • Resistance exercise for all major muscle groups 2-3 days/week

  • Flexibility exercises at least 2 days/week

Exercise can have the following effects**:
  • Improvements in cardiovascular and respiratory function

  • Reduction in coronary artery disease risk factors

  • Decreased morbidity and mortality

  • And much, much more!

80%

of adults do NOT meet these guidelines
At WOHO, we make physical activity and volunteering a FUN experience for our volunteers!

*CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. Exercise or Physical Activity. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/exercise.htm. Updated February 10, 2016. Accessed June 12, 2016. 

**Thompson WR, Gordon NF, Pescatello LS eds. ACSM's Guidelines For Exercise Testing and Prescrtiption. 8th edition. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer| Lippincot Williams & Wilkins; 2010.

 

NUTRITION

WOHO integrates healthy eating into every event!
 

OBESITY

$147,000,000,000

Estimated annual medical cost of obesity in 2008 US dollars!*

WOHO helps combat obesity by providing volunteers with cardiovascular and resistance training at every event, as well as a healthy snack!

*CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. Adult Obesity Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. Updated September 21, 2015. Accessed June 19, 2016.

 

VOLUNTEERING

"... those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer."*
Work Out Help Out Volunteering
WOHO connects volunteers to various types of community service!

*Corporation for National & Community Service. Benefits of Volunteering. Corporation for National & Community Service. http://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/benefits-volunteering. Updated date unknown. Accessed June 28, 2016.