‘Let’s Walk, Florida!’ fitness challenge

Let’s Walk, Florida! is a statewide, virtual healthy lifestyle education program and physical activity challenge that kicks off March 15.

Do you have 30 minutes a day for a healthier you? Then join us for Let’s Walk, Florida! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. Walking offers an accessible form of physical activity that does not require pricey gym memberships or special equipment, has a vast number of health benefits, and can be done at your leisure!

Let’s Walk, Florida! is a statewide, virtual healthy lifestyle education program and physical activity challenge that kicks off March 15. During this 10-week program, you will receive weekly eGuides, engage in weekly eConnections with a local health educator and other residents from your county, and track and report your physical activity minutes. This virtual community provides the education, support, and accountability needed to improve your health.

What can you do for your health in 30 minutes a day? When coupled with healthy eating, meeting physical activity recommendations for your age and activity level promotes mental and physical wellness, weight management, and chronic disease prevention and management. The goal of Let’s Walk, Florida is to build a community where healthy eating and an active lifestyle become lifetime habits. Even though the title of the program is Let’s Walk, participants are encouraged to track and report any moderate-intensity cardiovascular activity. Top performers will also compete for gift cards and other prizes at the county or state level. All program completers will receive a certificate and medal. Program registration is $15.

This program is open to individuals, families, and organized teams. For more information about this program and to register, visit https://sites.google.com/view/letswalkflorida.

Call Sarah Ellis or Stephanie Clamer at the Citrus County Extension Office for more information at 352-527-5700.

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