Program Dates: March 16 - May 10, 2014
- Walk for 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week
- Log your walks online to be eligible for prizes
- Explore the numerous parks and greenways in Forsyth County
Log your walks now
Equipment: All you need for walking is a good pair of athletic or tennis shoes.
Hydration: Drink water before, during and after your walk to avoid dehydration and overheating.
Personal Safety: When walking outdoors, wear sunscreen and dress in layers for varying temperatures. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, and walk in well-lit areas.
Intensity: Aim for a moderate intensity walk.
Moderate Intensity: "I can talk when I do this, but I can not sing."
Vigorous Intensity: "I am breathing hard and can barely talk when I do this."
Be sure to check with your physician before you begin a new exercise routine.
"The bottom line is that the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks of adverse events for almost everyone" - CDC 2008