A New Physical Activity Challenge for Fall: Pile on the Miles
Walking can reduce the risk for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. A walk every day can reduce depression, strengthen bones and balance, and even reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
This fall, Well Aware is challenging you to incorporate a daily walk into your lifestyle in the Pile on the Miles physical activity challenge. You determine the level of your challenge by selecting a goal of walking 100, 200 or 300 miles in 100 days. This is a big goal, but day by day, it is attainable! Another goal of this challenge is to show you that physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a brisk daily walk can help you live a healthier life.
How many of us have started a fitness journey only to give up a few weeks or days in? Well Aware is challenging you to take this opportunity to start and set a healthy habit. Habits are essential to your health. They can make or break your chances of achieving and maintaining other lifestyle goals, such as sticking to an eating plan, exercising regularly, managing diabetes/other medical conditions, increasing your quality of life and promoting longevity.
Encourage your coworkers to set their walking goals and take a walk each day, which begins Monday, Sept. 13. You can form a team to work together to compete or participate as an individual. Either way, you could win exciting prizes, including fruit platters and grants to promote wellness at your school or office.
Learn more about the Pile on the Miles challenge, including incentives and rules by visiting the Well Aware webpage. Or, go to montgomeryschoolsmd.org and search for Pile on the Miles.