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State urges Marylanders to increase fitness by adding walking to lifestyles

October 4th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Larry Hogan has declared October 5 as Walk Maryland Day, to encourage Marylanders young and old to take to the streets, trails and parks of the state to enjoy the benefits of walking—the state’s official exercise.

Walk Maryland Day highlights walking as another opportunity to achieve 10 additional minutes of physical activity each day, getting Marylanders one step closer to Governor Hogan’s Pledge to #Commit2Ten. Last year, Governor Hogan made Maryland one of only four states that accepted the Governors’ Pledge to #Commit2Ten. The challenge comes from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Heart Association, and calls on states’ governors 1) to personally incorporate an additional 10 minutes of physical activity each day; 2) to encourage all residents of their states to do the same; and 3) to support greater access to physical activity for kids in school, including physical education classes. 

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