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 Healthiest State Annual Walk

Save the Date for 2020

October 7, 2020

What is the Healthiest State Annual Walk?

The Annual Walk is an opportunity for your school, workplace, community, organization or neighborhood walking club to join thousands of other Iowans statewide in walking for 30 minutes on the first Wednesday of October.  Registration for the 2020 walk will open on August 1, 2020. 

Why are we walking?

We are walking because it is good for our physical health. It increases our cardiovascular health and leads to stronger bones and improved balance. It's also great for our mental health. Exercise releases endorphins which have a positive effect on our mood. Walking can also help reduce stress and anxiety. Lastly, we walk together on October 7, 2020 to connect with other members of our communities and improve our social health. #WalkMoreConnectMore 

VIDEO: Influential Iowans explain the benefits of walking

It's a whole month of Healthiest State!

The Annual Walk serves as a kick-off to Healthiest State Month, happening throughout October, encouraging Iowans to “Live 5-2-1-0” and reminding them that “Healthy Choices Count!” Download Healthiest State Month toolkits (for communities, schools, child care centers, workplaces and health care clinics) to get started! 

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