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Truckee-Tahoe Community Walking Challenge set for May 1

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A free walking challenge is planned to motivate residents of all ages to be active.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — A free community walking challenge, organized by the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood, is planned to motivate residents of all ages to get up and get moving.

Participants, who can sign up at no cost as individuals or as teams, are encouraged to walk 10,000 steps every day for the month of May.

After sending step totals in at the end of each week, walkers are entered into a weekly raffle, and a grand prize to be given to the individual and team who took the most steps at the end of the month.

There is also a prize for the most improved individual and team.

The kickoff event is set for Thursday, April 30, from 5-6 p.m., at the Tahoe Center of Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

There, participants can sign up, learn how to set the stride on their pedometers (available for purchase for $10), get tips on walking techniques, learn a few simple stretches for before and after walking, and pick up walking maps of Tahoe Forest Hospital neighborhood and the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Many studies suggest that walking 10,000 steps a day, roughly 5 miles, is the perfect antidote to the pitfalls of a sedentary lifestyle.

Most people only take 900 to 3,000 steps in the course of daily living, so reaching the recommended 10,000 steps requires actually making an effort to a walk.

To register, or for more information, email walking@tfhd.com or visit tfhd.com/walking. You may also contact the Tahoe Center for Health & Sports Performance at 530-587-3769.

This article was submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Forest Hospital District. Visit http://www.tfhd.com to learn more.


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