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Use 100 miles as start of lifestyle change
RUMFORD -- The River Valley Healthy Communities (RVHCC) would like to invite you to join our ‘Summer into Fall’ 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge.
100 Miles in 100 Days is aimed at motivating people to become and stay active, as well as promoting physical and mental health through walking. It is a program that can be done on your own or one that can be incorporated into an existing worksite wellness program. This self-paced program starts June 19 and runs through September 26.
RVHCC challenges community members to grab a friend or colleague and go for a walk.
All that has to be done is to keep track of the days and number of miles walked. The goal is to have all walks during the 100-day period add up to at least 100 miles. Participants will receive a sheet to record their mileage in order to keep track of their own progress. At the end of the 100 days, participants will then return their record sheets.
Motivational tips will be distributed to all throughout the 100 days. Each walker returning their log sheet with a minimum of 100 miles will be entered into a drawing for a certificate for a new pair of walking shoes from Carlisle’s of Rumford.
This challenge will mark the third year that the 100 Miles series has been active. RVHCC just wrapped up the Winter 100 in May with a total of 16 community members returning their log sheets for a total of 4139 miles completed. Over all the 100 Mile participants have logged an incredible 19,615 miles. Congratulations to all of them for making the commitment to a healthy lifestyle. The winner of the drawing for the new walking shoes in May was Elaine Michaud; who logged 105 miles.
RVHCC is a community-based health promotion coalition funded by tobacco settlement dollars as well as other state and local grants, to promote tobacco and substance abuse prevention, healthy nutrition and physical activity in the communities, schools and worksites of Albany Township, Andover, Bethel, Byron, Canton, Dixfield, Fryeburg Gilead, Greenwood/Milton Plantation, Hanover, Lovell, Mexico, Newry, Peru, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stowe, Sweden, Upton, and Woodstock/Bryant Pond. RVHCC is a local Healthy Maine Partnership.
Anyone living or working in these communities is invited to participate in this walking program. Contact Sandy Witas 364-7408 or email@example.com to register.