Today's the day to get out and walk
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:31 AM
Greater Des Moines residents are invited to join their fellow Iowans in a 1-kilometer Healthiest State Walk today.
Many organized Healthiest State Walks will be held in Greater Des Moines at noon today, but walks are encouraged anytime throughout the day.
The activities are part of a statewide initiative launched in August 2011 for Iowa to become the healthiest state in the nation. In 2011 more than 291,000 Iowans, representing Iowa's 99 counties, participated in the Healthiest State Initiative's "Start Somewhere" walk.
A kilometer is about 7.5 city blocks, a 12-minute stroll for the average walker. Walkers are asked to register before they walk. To find an organized walk and to register, click here.