The Walking Step Challenge is an eight week wellness program that can and will help you jumpstart your physical activity in the new year.

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need to stay healthy and fit. You will be counting your walking steps and logging them down each day you walk.

Some of the health benefits of doing this step challenge will be that you will have more energy and endurance, it will help you sleep better at night, it helps reduces lifetime risk of chronic conditions such as obesity, heart attacks, diabetes and it will strengthen your bones and muscles.

Sign up starts January 9th. Please stop by the Health Department or call for more information at 660-465-7275.

The Walking Step Challenge starts January 18th at 5:30 PM at the Scotland County Fitness Center.

If you are going to participate “PLEASE” bring a change of shoes and a pedometer. If you have met your step goal each week, you will be put into a drawing for a six month membership to the Scotland County Fitness Center.