Spring has sprung and it’s time to get moving. For our health and for our kids’ health – did you know around 25 million kids in the U.S. are diagnosed with obesity or are at risk?
Weight Watchers and Alliance for a Healthier Generation are challenging Americans to walk their first 5K with their 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge on May 22. If you’ve never done a 5K (you can walk or run), don’t worry, there’s a complete training plan available for Weight Watchers members. If you aren’t a Weight Watchers member, there are great 5K training plans out there (my friend Jenny recommends Couch to 5K). And get your kids involved. My 5 1/2 year old, Ben, is going to walk with me on race day, which for me is on June 5th. I plan to train by taking the baby out in Bumbleride’s Indie Stroller (thank you to Bumbleride for lending it to me).
Weight Watchers will donate $100,000 to Alliance for a Healthier Generation. For more info on the Alliance, please click here.
How can you get involved:
Participate in one of the more than 50 official Weight Watchers 5K walks being held across the country or go to Active.com or find your local Road Runners Group to find a 5K near you.
Walk with your families at local trails on the weekends.
I’ll be checking in over the next few weeks on how training is going for me. Follow me on twitter as @Nancy_Horn.
Disclosure; I’m an official Weight Watchers Walk-it Ambassador and was given a kit with a water bottle, pedometer, socks and a 3 month membership to Weight Watchers for my time involvement.