May Walk To Wellness & Healthy Eating Program

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Sponsored by the York County Safety Committee and the York County Wellness Committee

Program #1: Walking Challenge [May 6, 2018 - June 2, 2018]

Program Goals
 
  • Week 1: Walk 1 mile a day/5 miles total.
  • Week 2: Walk 1 mile a day/5 miles total.
  • Week 3: Walk 1.5 miles a day/7.5 miles total.
  • Week 4: Walk a total of 8 miles for the week.
Incentives

  • Prize drawing for a $30 Subway gift card for walking program goal achievers.


The prize drawing was held on June 11, 2018:

CONGRATULATIONS!

  • David Lehman - Walking Winner

  • Deanna Benavidez - Healthy Eating Winner

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Walking is the #1 exercise for millions of Americans.

Walking is one of the easiest exercises you can do every day. It's easy on the body, burns calories, builds muscle, and it doesn't require any expensive equipment. Walking promotes better health and fitness. By participating in this walking program - you have taken a step toward overall body fitness. 

Walking toward a healthier you.

There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all! It's the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health.

Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:

  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Improve blood lipid profile
  • Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well being
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes

WALKING TRAILS

Program #2: Healthy Eating Challenge

In addition to exercise, what you eat plays an important role in your health!

Healthyfood
  • The Safety Committee held a healthy eating challenge in addition to the walking program.  
  • Participants committed to cut out two unhealthy foods during the month of May.
  • Program participants that submitted their photo and removed two unhealthy foods from their diet were entered into a drawing for a $20 Subway gift card!