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Submitted by Gianna Edmunds, Extension System
Almost 29% of all Alabamians are physically inactive, meaning they don’t do any physical activity or exercise outside of their normal jobs.
This is linked to higher rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and increased risk of death. Low-income families are more likely to be inactive and suffer adverse health outcomes.
To combat these issues, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is proud to announce the launch of Move Alabama, a collaboration between SNAP-Ed and EFNEP at Auburn University. This new family activity challenge provides the chance to get up and moving with your friends, family and neighbors while exploring your community!
From March 1 through April 30, individuals will have the chance to complete up to 20 challenges and be entered for the chance to win fun prizes. A public Facebook group will be available to all participants to learn more about healthy eating and active living, as well as connect with others completing the challenge. There will be chances to win prizes through this group, as well!
Beginning March 1, participant logs can be picked up at the Coosa County Extension Office (located behind the County Courthouse) at 13999 Alabama Highway 22, Rockford.
Individuals will work together with their family, friends and/or community to check off as many challenges as they can. Logs must be returned to the Coosa Extension office by May 6. Those who have completed at least 15 of the 20 challenges will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes.
It’s time to Move Alabama!