The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and 6 Movements Fitness are partnering, to encourage everyone in the community to walk to better fitness. With our superb weather and so many great places to walk, it’s a perfect time to enjoy walking for fitness and fun.
The Walks should take place August 1st through August 30th. Walkers are encouraged to walk at least 150 minutes each week. Walks can be of all at one time or spread over several shorter walks.
Each week, email the days and number of minutes walked to firstname.lastname@example.org (by end of day Sunday to be eligible for prizes).
Winners of the weekly prize drawings will be announced via email.
Sign up, using this link, before August 8th. All you need to provide is your name and email address.
Signing up helps us to communicate with you during the challenge and by submitting your weekly progress, you become eligible for prize drawings.
For the purposes of the challenge, we only need to know the number of minutes you spend walking and the date on which each walk occurred.
Submit your weekly walk progress by way of email to email@example.com before Monday of each week, so you can be eligible for the weekly prize drawing. Include the date and the number of minutes you walked, for each walk you took that week.
If you use a different email than the one you signed up with, please also provide your first and last name so we can correctly credit your submission.
In addition to all the health benefits of walking and experiencing the beautiful weather, everyone who submits weekly progress detail before end of day Sundays, will be entered into that weeks prize drawing and one of the below prizes awarded.
Prizes (one per week)
Grand Prize – A grand prize will be awarded to the walker with the most minutes.
There are a number of ways besides minutes to monitor your walking progress, including counting steps, miles or laps. Minutes are easiest and do not require special equipment beyond a timepiece. The chart below to compares various methods and is based on average stride and pace.
The challenge to is based on recommendations from multiple health care authorities and research proving that adults who exercise at least 150 minutes a week realize health benefits.
Walking at least 150 minutes a week will help you develop a healthy habit and set you on a path to becoming more active and fit. Ideally you would walk greater than 150 minutes and combine walking with other forms of exercise.
Walking is a great way to improve health and avoid or reduce the impact of chronic conditions. Research has found that walking at a moderate to brisk pace, for 20 minutes or more, can benefit your health. The World Health Organization recommends adults take at least 10,000 steps a day (approximately 5 miles or 75 minutes of walking). The average adult in the USA is too sedentary, taking only 3,000 – 4,000 steps a day. As a result chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease are on the rise.