Will you help us to get Chester County walking?
Chester County has been selected as one of 50 cities and counties in the nation to take part in the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, a program that encourages cities and counties throughout the U.S. to create a positive health impact. The proposal that earned us a spot in the Challenge is WalkWorks ChesCo!, a program that encourages Chester County residents of all ages to walk ONE BILLION steps in 2017 – and even more in 2018.
As a top 50 “finalist,” we received $10,000 to support our program, and at the end of the two-year challenge one “winner” will be awarded $500,000 to be used for even greater health impact.
Why walking? Walking is easy. It only requires a pair of sneakers or comfortable walking shoes. It can be done outside or indoors, and it’s fun. Besides the obvious physical health benefits, walking can reduce stress and depression, help with anxiety and improve self-confidence and moods.
As part of WalkWorks ChesCo!, we have designated Saturday, September 23rd as Chester County Walks Day. On that day we are creating, and tapping into, events and programs throughout the county that include walking or taking “steps” of any kind.
Please help us by…
- Walking with us
- Spreading the word
- Coordinating or publicize a walk
Anyone can register with WalkWorks ChesCo! to track their steps and make their progress toward better health contribute to a healthier Chester County!
Registering with WalkWorks allows everyone to enter their steps or synchronized popular devices that automatically track steps.
For questions, or more information please contact the Chester County Health Department at 610-344-6225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit http://chesco.org/walkworks for more information about WalkWorks and to find a walking group in your area.
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