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September 19, 2013

Get in shape by Walking Georgia

Whitfield County Cooperative Extension is sponsoring Walk Georgia for everyone to enjoy.

Walk Georgia is a 12-week program to increase your physical activity in a fun, community-oriented way. You may participate as an individual and track your progress with other individuals in your county and state or form a team of four to exercise together.

The goal of Walk Georgia is to get fit, develop the habit of regular physical activity, get support from others who are also interested in moving more and most importantly have fun.

The online component of Walk Georgia provides an activity record to keep track of your weekly physical activity and time. The activity that you record is translated into “walked” miles, based on average rigor of the chosen activity and the time you were active.

When you accumulate miles, you will be able to navigate a map of Georgia and chart your course to “walk” Georgia. As you move throughout this virtual state, you will be able to view fun facts about each county you visit and learn new ways to improve your health. You will also be able to see how you compare to other individuals throughout the state.

We hope you will be inspired to join us and others in your county as we get more active and become healthier.

Registration is open until Oct. 9 and the program period (time of activity) is from now until Nov. 23.

This program is sponsored through the Whitfield County Cooperative Extension office. For more information, call (706) 278-8207 or (800) ASK-UGA1.


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