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Fulton Residents Encouraged to WALK GEORGIA | Print |

Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants all residents to develop regular physical activity habits, get healthier and have fun while “walking across Georgia”.  Daily activities such as walking the dog, going for a jog and playing catch with the kids quickly add up to virtual miles that are used to “walk” across the state. 

“We invite all residents who made New Year’s resolutions to get fit and be healthier to join our initiative,” says Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Although this event is called Walk Georgia, any form of activity can be logged to track mileage.  The primary goal is to get moving.”

Walk Georgia is an 8-week program to increase physical activity in a fun, in a community-oriented way. Residents may participate as an individual and track their progress on-line with other individuals in their county and state or form a team of four to exercise together.

“Walking, playing a game of basketball, aerobics, or dancing, it does not matter how miles are accumulated, we just want people to start moving in order to improve their health and to live healthier lives,” says Chester.  “The on-line tool is easy to navigate and helps with motivation by keeping track of the miles logged.”

Walk Georgia is sponsored by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension as a statewide initiative to encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles.  Residents wanting to participate should log-on to www.walkgeorgia.org to register for Fulton County and learn more about easy on-line tracking.  For more information about Fulton County Cooperative Extension, call (404) 224-2400.


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