MCPS Staff Continue to Pile on the Miles in the Fall Physical Activity Challenge
Walking can reduce your 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 has challenged you to incorporate a daily walk into your lifestyle in the Pile on the Miles physical activity challenge. 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. Physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a brisk daily walk can help you live a healthier life.
Encourage your coworkers to set their walking goals and take a walk each day. You can form a team to work together to compete in the challenge, or participate as an individual. Either way, you could win prizes, including fruit platters and grants to promote wellness at your school or office.
Although Pile on the Miles began on Sept. 13, there still is time to join. Learn more about the challenge by visiting the Well Aware webpage.