WINSTON COUNTY - Almost 29 percent of all Alabamians are physically inactive, meaning they don’t do any physical activity or exercise outside of their normal jobs. This is linked to higher rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and increased risk of death. Low-income families are more likely to be inactive and suffer adverse health outcomes.
To combat these issues, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is proud to announce the launch of Move Alabama, a collaboration between SNAP-Ed and EFNEP at Auburn University. This community physical activity challenge provides the chance to get up and moving with your friends, family and neighbors while exploring your community!
Now through April 30, local residents have the chance to complete up to 25 challenges and be entered for the chance to win fun prizes. A public Facebook group is available to all participants to learn more about healthy eating and active living, as well as connect with others completing the challenge. There will be chances to win prizes through this group, as well!
Anyone interested in participating can come by the Extension Office at 24714 Highway 195 in Double Springs and pick up a printed log to track their progress! A flyer can also be downloaded and printed on the Move Alabama Facebook page.
Those who complete and return the log will be entered into a local drawing for prizes.
Call the Winston County Extension office at (205) 489-5376 for more information.
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