Mayor’s Walking Challenge
The Mayor’s 100 Day – 100 Mile Walking Challenge, a citywide effort to encourage people of all ages to add physical activity to their daily routines, is challenging citizens to walk at least 100 miles in 100 days, beginning August 24 and ending December 1, 2016
Walking is easy, free, and pays big dividends for our physical and mental well-being. It’s low-impact on the body but high-impact in health benefits. This challenge asks us to walk a little more than one mile a day – and that is something everyone can do.
To help motivate walkers, Healthy Huntsville will organize 2- to 5-mile walks throughout the three-month challenge. Businesses, schools and organizations throughout the community are encouraged to host walks, too.
Whether citizens walk on their own, in a group, or join one of the many community walks, remember that every step counts. Regular physical activity has been shown to help control weight and lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and depression. Best of all, improving the quality of our health, might lead to a happier, longer life.
Suggested walking trails and weekly walking opportunities will be publicized throughout the challenge on the Healthy Huntsville City calendar and on Facebook.