Let Purdue Extension Help You “Get WalkIN’”

(UNDATED) – Spring is here and that means nicer weather with more time spent outdoors. Why not take this opportunity to start walking and moving more while practicing social distancing?

Walking is a popular form of physical activity – and good for your health. Only half of all American adults get the recommended amount of physical activity. Lack of physical activity is directly related to the occurrence of adult obesity.

Regular physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and falls in older adults. Walking is an excellent way for most people to increase their physical activity. It is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

Walking is accessible to almost anyone, doesn’t require specific skills or fancy workout clothes and equipment.

Do you need some motivation to get started?

Get WalkIN’ is an e-mail based walking program being offered through Purdue Extension–Lawrence County. Participants can sign-up, walk on their own, and receive e-mailed support and information. Participants will be asked to complete two short online surveys.

Anyone who is aged 18 years and older may enroll.

To register for this opportunity, email Sarah Richer, richer@purdue.edu.

The Get WalkIN’ e-mail program will start on May 7.