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July Health Challenge: Break Out! Walking Challenge

July is a great time of year to get out and get walking! Hotter weather keeping you indoors? Try walking earlier in the morning, later in the evening or even mapping out an indoor walking route that includes the stairs. This month’s Health Challenge invites you to “break out” of work and take a walking break. The Break Out! Walking Challenge encourages a brief break in your work day with a walk that can help alleviate stress and increase your physical activity. A quick walk around the block can help give some much needed perspective on a stressful day or help add in some extra minutes towards your fitness goals. Download the Break Out! Walking Challenge tracker sheet and get moving today!


The resources listed below provide great ideas and materials to help you get the most out of your walking program.


America on the Move – http://www.americaonthemove.org
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition – http://www.fitness.gov
CDC Physical Activity Information – http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/
CDC Worksite Toolkits for Physical Activity – http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/hwi/toolkits/index.htm#Exercise
American Heart Association Start! – http://startwalkingnow.org
Mapping your walks – www.mapmywalk.com or www.mapwalk.com