Winter Into Spring Walking Program
River Valley Healthy Communities (RVHCC) would like to invite you to join our "Winter-into Spring" Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days program.
Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days is aimed at motivating people to become and stay active, as well as promoting physical and mental health through walking. It is a program that can be done on your own or one that can be incorporated into an existing work-site wellness program; call for more details. This self-paced program starts Jan. 31, and runs through May 10.
RVHCC challenges community members to grab a friend or colleague and go for a walk.
All that has to be done is to keep track of the days and number of miles walked. The goal is to have all walks during the 100-day period add up to at least 100 miles. Participants will receive a sheet to record their mileage in order to keep track of their own progress. At the end of the 100 days, participants will then return their record sheets. Incentive prizes will be distributed to all who reach the 100 mile/100 day goal with each walker also being entered into a drawing for a certificate for a new pair of walking shoes.
RVHCC is a community-based health promotion coalition funded by tobacco settlement dollars as well as other state and local grants, to promote tobacco and substance abuse prevention, healthy nutrition and physical activity in the communities, schools and work sites of Albany Township, Andover, Bethel, Byron, Canton, Dixfield, Fryeburg Gilead, Greenwood/Milton Plantation, Hanover, Lovell, Mexico, Newry, Peru, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stowe, Sweden, Upton, and Woodstock/Bryant Pond. RVHCC is a local Healthy Maine Partnership. Anyone living or working in these communities is invited to participate in this walking program.