Physical Activity Program  

The Walk Fremont County Walking Challenge Begins May 5

 

May 5 - June 11, your goal is to walk between Lander and Riverton; and Dubois participants, your goal is to walk from Dubois to Crowheart by logging steps. Each trip is about 25 miles, equivalent to 50,000 steps (2,000 steps per mile). Everyone who gets to their destination will be entered into a prize drawing. Everyone who completes the trip twice (100,000 steps or greater) will be entered into the drawing twice. 

 

Prizes:

· Annual National Parks Pass

· Annual Wyoming State Parks Pass

· $25 Rocky Mountain Sports Gift Card

 

Instructions and other information is included on the challenge log. The challenge log can replace the regular logs used for participation incentives (so, you can participate in the challenge to earn your incentive and maybe win a prize!). The challenge is also open to all employees regardless of participation in the wellness program or county insurance.  Good luck & have fun!

Can You Get Stronger Abs By Taking A Walk?

 

Yes! If you add Nordic walking poles to your walk! Nordic walking is popular in Canada and Europe, and is catching on here too. Using poles and the walking technique designed specifically for Nordic walking, you can strengthen your whole body (including your core), burn more calories, improve posture and joint health, reduce chronic pain in joints and back, and have fun! Over 100 research articles have shown that Nordic walking is not only good for fitness, but chronic health conditions too!

 

Don’t have time to exercise? You can get all these benefits in half the time: 15 minutes Nordic walking has the same calorie burning & fitness benefits of walking for 30 min.

 

Interested in learning more? Email Penny for more information on Nordic walking. She will also be in F.C. May 12-13 with poles so you can try it out for yourself! If

you like what you try, she will have poles available for wholesale prices

exclusively for W.P. participants (poles for $25-$40 that normally

sell for $100+ ).

 

May 12-13, Nordic walking demos will be offered at 12:30 each day,

and in the evening for those who sign-up for a demo in both Lander

and Riverton. Try a demo and then go for a walk with Wellness Program

Healthy Steppers who already go Nordic walking. Contact  Penny if you

are interested in learning more!

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