"Step It Up" program promotes walking

“Step It Up” is the <a href=”https://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/walking-and-walkable-communities/” target=”_blank”>Surgeon General’s call to action</a> to promote walking and walkable communities and locally both the Bear River Health Department and Logan Parks and Recreation have taken up the cause.

It is an effort to increase physical activity among people who live, work and play in Cache County.

“Everybody can walk, right,” said Karlie Mitchell, Community Health Specialist at the Bear River Health Department. “You just go outside, listen to the radio while you’re walking. Take a walk, walk on a tread mill. Whatever your form of walking is, it works.”

<a title=”Step It Up! Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities” href=”http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/StepItUp?s_cid=bb-dnpao-calltoaction-001″><img style=”width: 180px; height: 150px; border: 0px;” src=”http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/images/cta/CDC-web-button-v5.jpg” alt=”Step It Up! Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities” /></a>

“Step It Up” is a friendly but competitive walking challenge where participants are encouraged to walk everyday throughout the month of May. They will track their miles walked and report them weekly for a chance to win prizes. The goal is to collectively walk 150,000 miles as a community in May.

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