The Big Walk – Sunday, September 25 – It’s Not Just About the Walk
“Let’s Move, York…”, if you’ve been reading this blog and its newspaper host, is about getting Yorkies physically active and changing our community’s ranking on the List of Most Obese metropolitan areas. This grassroots organization formed in response to “The Fat Battleground” series published in the York Daily Record last year. We’re using the platform of the book, Younger Next Year, and the seven rules promulgated by one of the book’s authors, Henry Lodge, M.D, to inspire our readers to turn back their biological clocks through exercising the body, the mind and the spirit. We’ve organized several community events all aimed at getting people up and moving.
Next Sunday, September 25th, we will host our last “Big Walk” for 2011:
THE BIG WALK
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Rain or Shine!
York County Rail Trail
(Brillhart Station at Days Mill Road)
Have we made any headway in York? Have we changed any lifestyles? Has anyone read the book, Younger Next Year, and, more importantly, incorporated Harry’s Rules into their life? We want to know. So, next Sunday, we want it to be more than about the walking. We want to hear your story – because it is your stories, your moments of victory, and even your discouraging moments, that will inspire others to take those first tentative steps toward an active lifestyle. In the weeks and months following the walk, we will showcase your stories regularly in the York Daily Record and on-line on the blog. It is our hope that, in this way, we will achieve some of Harry’s most important rules.
Harry’s final rules (which the blog will be exploring over the next few months) tell us to CARE, CONNECT AND COMMIT. ”Let’s Move, York…” will only be successful if everyone involved with the movement CARES about reaching every corner of our community with the news that “moving” is the answer to a happier, healthier life. It will only be successful if we all CONNECT to find ways to get the job done. And, it will only be successful if we all COMMIT to the belief that we can take charge of our own and our community’s health. So, come to “The Big Walk” next Sunday – but remember it’s not just about the walk. It’s really about CARING, CONNECTING AND COMMITTING! Bring your friends, your family, anyone you care enough about to help them get healthier and get moving. If you won’t come for you, come for them. ”Let’s Move, York…” TOGETHER.
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