Snow Hill, MD – This spring, the Worcester County Health Department is inviting all residents to join our free Just Walk Program as we take part in the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) One Billion Steps Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to get people outside and walking, with teams working together across the country collectively to log a billion steps by the end of National Public Health Week (April 6-12, 2020). Worcester Health is encouraging residents to sign up for Just Walk at www.Justwalkworcester.org no matter your fitness level and self-report your walking mileage.
According to APHA, “walking is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health.” Walking is fun, free, and the perfect activity for any weather. You can walk inside when it’s cold and rainy, or head outside to the trails and parks on sunny days. Enjoy the solitude of a solo walk or get a group together for a social stroll.
Benefits of walking include:
• Weight loss and weight control.
• Improved mood and lower risk of depression.
• Lower risk of several diseases such as:
o Heart Disease
o Type 2 Diabetes
o Some cancers
The One Billion Steps Challenge will begin Jan. 1, 2020. Join the Just Walk program today and report your steps. You can also explore beautiful walking trails and get information about upcoming Just Walk events. Call 410.641.1100 option 4 for more information or visit www.worcesterhealth.org.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Travis Brown
Public Information Officer