|Step-by-Step: Progress' new walking/running initiative to get us Lean in 2013!|
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Progress Asks: Who wants to walk/run with us WEDNESDAYS to battle obesity?
Walk, run and just get moving to beat the odds in Tennessee!
In Tennessee, 3 in 10 people are considered obese. At best, there are only 11 states that rank lower than we do in overall health.
Progress is responding to these challenging numbers by taking part in the state's Healthier Nashville Wellness initiative. We have partnered with Governor Bill Haslam's office and launched Working for a Healthier Tennessee. This is a companion initiative dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our employees.
We welcome ALL of Progress supporters, friends and family to join us in our new walking challenge Step-by-Step: Path to the East Nash Dash. The weekly walk/run challenge will gradually get participants to the distance of 4 miles, which is the same distance of Progress' Oct. 19 benefit run East Nash Dash at Five Points.
Every Wednesday, a team of Progress employees will begin walking/running at the Metro Parks Soccer Field track (across from our campus at 319 Ezell Pike) at 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m.
We're encouraging everyone to attempt some walking or running three times per week. If you'd like to know more about our Step-By-Step Walk/Run program, contact Bonnie Sanders at 615-429-5014.
To sign up for the East Nash Dash, visit www.eastnashdash.org/register.