San Angelo Mayor’s Wellness Partnership Kick-off
The Mayor’s Wellness Partnership will kick-off on Sunday, March 19, with a walk at Kirby Park, 1401 Edmund Blvd., from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
The event will offer individuals and teams of all ages the opportunity to walk the first mile of the Walk Across Texas program as a part of the kickoff of the Mayor’s Wellness Partnership. Attendees will also obtain health and wellness information from various local agencies/businesses.
Teams can register at http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu.
As a part of the event everyone will be “Telling Hunger to Take a Hike” by all are encouraged to bring individual packaged food items that will be used in the Kids Eat FREE summer weekend bags. Suggested items include individual packages of cold cereal, 100% juice, fruit cups, granola bars, pudding cups, cheese & crackers, popcorn, macaroni & cheese.
The Mayor’s Wellness Partnership was created as a Health & Wellness Task Group by the Tom Green County Hunger Coalition, a part of the Texas Hunger Initiative – San Angelo Regional office. The task group meets monthly at Wellness Wednesday meetings to share information pertaining to promoting a healthier and more vibrant community.
The Texas AgriLife Walk Across Texas program is an eight-week program designed to help people of all ages support one another to establish the habit of regular physical activity. Individuals log their miles with the goal of each team to walking across Texas - 832 miles. What counts as a mile?
- A measured mile on treadmill, track or other app/device
- 20 minutes of activity = 1mile
- 2000 steps on a pedometer
- Can use the equivalents calculator on the Walk Across Texas website: http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu/