The journey to a healthier lifestyle is one step – and a few clicks away. Registration is open for HealthCode’s Million Mile Month which kicks off April 1.

 

HealthCode’s Million Mile Month is a virtual local-to-global wellness challenge in which participants track  physical activity – from walking to dancing to yoga to gardening – with a goal of reaching 1 million miles collectively as a global community in the month of April.

 

Since the launch of the Million Mile Month in April 2014, some 179,773 have participated in HealthCode’s virtual activity events and  have achieved 18.8  million miles and 302.9  million minutes of physical activity and burned 2.2 billion calories.

 

“We launched the Million Mile Month challenge as a fun way to encourage people around the world to embrace an active lifestyle and get off the couch and get moving throughout the month of April,” said Steve Amos, CEO and founder of HealthCode. “Since we launched Million Mile Month in 2014, we have been overwhelmed by the response to our programs. In appreciation of the HealthCode community, we are celebrating 10 years of a steady focus on our health and wellness journey as we strive to move more and sit less.’’

 

Physical activity – which is anything that gets your body moving – supports physical and mental health, according the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans says that each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and two days of muscle strengthening activity,

 

Participating in the Million Mile Month challenge is simple. Participants sign up on the Million Mile Month registration page and log miles or minutes of the activity of their choice on the HealthCode online activity tracker. The activity can be entered manually or via some fitness trackers such as Fitbit, Garmin, Strava and MapMyFitness.

 

Throughout the month, the Million Mile Month leaderboard is updated with miles achieved globally. Participants can join as an individual or as part of an organization. Employers can register at  https://healthcode.org/organizations.

 

HealthCode is committed to raising awareness on the powerful role of physical activity in living healthier, happier lives along with mindful nutrition and care for the environment.

 

Whether it is an employer looking to develop a culture of wellness or an individual seeing to stay on track, HealthCode offers goal-based challenges year-round with participants and organizations across all 50 U.S. states and in more than 30 countries.

 

“So many of us know someone who has been touched by a disease such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain forms of cancer,” Amos said. “By creating an easy-to-join and fun way to set and meet physical activity goals, we hope to create a healthier community and, hopefully, stem the tide of preventable diseases for a healthier planet.’’

 

 

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