June 15, 2011
Community Walking Project Gets Underway
“A Better Me: Fit, Happy and Healthy Tracks Participants’ Steps’
More than 100 participants comprising teams from seven area agencies and the community-at-large will be taking part in a fitness program designed to reduce health disparities among minority and underserved women and girls, Oneida County Health Department officials announced today.
“A Better Me: Fit, Happy and Healthy,” involves a 90-day period of counseling on proper nutrition and physical activity, with participants ‘walking steps’ being recorded with pedometers issued to them by the health department. At the end of the program, the team logging the most steps will be awarded a prize as well as the top four individuals among the seven teams.