The Livingston County Health Center is taking registration for their Spring Walking Challenge. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk with Public Information Supervisor Ann Burchett:
Press Release from the Livingston County Health Center
Registration is underway for a Spring Walking Challenge to be held April 16th through June 10th. The challenge is part of Livingston County Health Center’s “Walk Chillicothe” Project , funded by a Healthy Eating, Active Living grant through the Heartland Foundation.
Those interested can sign up now through Friday, April 13th to participate in the challenge. The requirements are simple: pledge to walk 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 8 weeks. Record walking on an exercise log and turn it in after the 8 weeks to be eligible for the prize drawing. Even if you fall short of your goal, every entry submitted will be put in the drawing.
The walking challenge is an attempt to get people motivated to start a walking habit that will be established after the eight week period. Incentives will be offered along the way to encourage participants to continue walking for their health.
Participants will be asked to complete a couple short surveys about the walkability of their neighborhood and the effectiveness of the challenge to submit for grant purposes.
Local worksites are also being targeted in the challenge to encourage employers to promote a healthy lifestyle to their workers.
If you would like to sign up for the challenge, call 646-5506 or visit our website at www.livcohealthcenter.com. You can also stop by our office at 800 Adam Drive to register and pick up an exercise log while you’re here!