The Davis County Walks wellness program encourages all Davis County residents and/or employees to become more physically active, promote health, and to help reduce immobility, disease and illness.
The goal is for participants to work up to walking 10,000 steps per day, or do other equivalent activities (see the Conversion Charts).
To help participants accomplish this goal they can wear a step counter (Pedometer).
The hardest step in your exercise program is getting started. You need a program that you can adapt easily to your lifestyle. Beginning and sticking to an exercise program can help reduce your risk for certain diseases and help insure a healthy, independent and productive life.
Use the following links to help you get started:
Benefits of Walking
Walking is one of the best forms of physical activity. It is low impact, which means that it is easier on the joints than most other forms of exercises. The best part of walking is that you can do it almost anywhere or anytime.
Walking leads to...
- 20% less incidence of breast cancer
- 30-40% reduction in the risk of heart disease
- 50% less incidence of Diabetes
- 50% reduction in the risk of premature death