Pathway to Healthier Living
N.O.W. Matters Pathway to Healthier Living activities include aerobics, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, step training, line dancing, weight training, as well as field days and local Olympic-style competitions. Instruction includes nutrition classes, cooking workshops, and health recipe sharing.
Our New Orleans-based N.O.W. Matters program is the first health and wellness initiative using a resident services program to create healthy lifestyles for families living in affordable housing communities. Using a broad range of health behaviors, especially physical activity and nutritional choices, N.O.W. Matters is more than a program. Resident
volunteers, known as fitness captains, encourage others to participate, answering questions and teaching them how to use fitness center equipment. Health and wellness success is often perceived as requiring extensive will power. We believe this approach can limit success. We see the key to health and wellness success as “skill power,” one of the main goals of our Operation Pathways’ health and wellness program.
THE NHP FOUNDAT I ON / OPERAT I ON PATHWAYS
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