Half-hour of walk­ing ded­i­cated to health

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Work­ers, groups and fam­i­lies will be start­ing a jour­ney to bet­ter health in the Feat­beat walk­ing chal­lenge next week.

The eight-week chal­lenge, which starts on Septem­ber 8, en­cour­ages peo­ple to walk at least 30 min­utes a day by tak­ing a vir­tual jour­ney around Auck­land, New Zealand or the Pa­cific Is­lands.

Teams of four to eight peo­ple earn points along the way and there are prizes for the best story, best photo, best team name, most dis­tance cov­ered by walk­ers and weekly spot prizes.

About 250 teams take part in the Auck­land Re­gional Pub­lic Health Ser­vice’s chal­lenge each year.

Walk­ing

is one

of the

best things you can do for your health, Dr Michael Hale says.

‘‘Many par­tic­i­pants tell us they carry on walk­ing reg­u­larly after the chal­lenge is over.’’

The Men­tal Health Foun­da­tion is one of the or­gan­i­sa­tions tak­ing part. Reg­is­tra­tions close to­day.

Photo: DAVID UN­WIN

Get ac­tive: The Feat­beat walk­ing chal­lenge will see fam­i­lies, friends, and work­place and com­mu­nity groups walk for 30 min­utes a day for eight weeks.

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