The MSMA Alliance is adopting U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin's healthy lifestyle platform, tweaking it with a new statewide health initiative, called MOVE ACROSS MISSOURI (MAM). We encourage medical families and families in general, to MOVE ACROSS MISSOURI, whether it be biking, hiking, swimming, walking, running; just be active with your family, children, and spouse.
We also encourage families and individuals to turn off the TV and MOVE. MSMAA is advocating and promoting families to increase their quality time together by adopting a more active lifestyle.
We plan a celebration of our new health program at the annual MSMAA meeting in St. Louis, April 4-5, 2014. We will highlight each county’s projects at the meeting and awards will be given to counties, families, and individuals for time spent in Moving Across Missouri.
Move Across Missouri Guidelines Category: family, individual, Alliance group
Any Form of Exercise: walk, bike, swim, hike, dance, bowl, paddle, run, skate
Time/Frequency: track mileage, location
Track Your Own Method: mark a calendar, check off on your mobile devise, etc.
Community Involvement: track event, like walk/run 5K, Relay for Life, fundraising walks, fun walks
Missouri Trails: Try to incorporate Missouri trailways in activity. Visit http://100missourimiles.com to find trails and ideas.
Awards: Winners will be determined by the greatest amount of time and frequency. Awards will be given at the Annual Meeting in St. Louis, April 4-6, 2014.