Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Walk Georgia, starts Sept. 1

The onset of fall weather brings with it a wonderful opportunity to begin, renew, or rev-up the pace of an exercise program. One great motivator is the opportunity to log daily activities online and watch the miles add up!

UGA Cooperative Extension's Walk Georgia program provides that motivator, and its next 12-week session begins on September 1, with registration for the program opening on that same day.

Milestones are marked with virtual travel through the counties of Georgia. We have 159 counties, so there is plenty of ground to cover! Individual participants can also see, when logged in to the site, the mileage totals of the front-running individuals and teams in the state and in their home counties. Pondering how those people rack up the miles can be another source of entertainment!

The Walk Georgia program allows for more kinds of activity than just walking, running, and cycling - the activities that are more commonly thought of in terms of miles. It also converts other kinds of physical activity, such as yoga, weightlifting, and yard work, into "miles," so there are plenty of ways to get credit for a varied exercise program.

The goal of Walk Georgia is to get as many Georgians moving as possible, to enhance the health and well-being of the citizens of this state. Registration for the upcoming free session is open until October 9, which means there is plenty of time to get logged in and get moving. To register, visit the site linked here.

For more information, call Cobb County Cooperative Extension at 770-528-4070.