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Calling all NBA fans – show your spirit and keep moving with Million Mile Month

Are you missing the sizzling competition of the NBA?

With NBA basketball games suspended and with much of the United States taking social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, HealthCode is stepping up to provide an opportunity for NBA fans to support their favorite teams while working to stay healthy as they participate in Million Mile Month.

The Million Mile Month is a virtual local-to-global wellness challenge in which participants track physical activity – from walking to running to cycling to yoga – with a goal of reaching 1 million miles collectively as a global community by April 30.

“By setting up the NBA fans pages, we have created a fun and real-time alternative to one of the most disappointing outcomes of social distancing – the suspension of the NBA season,’’ said Steve Amos, CEO and founder of HealthCode. “The NBA has led the charge to be responsible and healthy. With Million Mile Month, NBA fans can satisfy that craving for competition while working to stay healthy, active and connected. “

With schools, gyms and offices closed and millions of employees working from home to slow the spread of COVID-19, HealthCode is kicking off April’s Million Mile Month a week early  today (March 25) to encourage everyone to keep moving and stay healthy.

Signing up for Million Mile Month is simple. Participants sign up on the Million Mile Month registration page and log miles or minutes on the HealthCode online activity tracker.

When NBA fans register for Million Mile Month, they have the option to pick their organization – “NBA Fans’’ – and they are then select their team.

Throughout the month, the program leaderboard is updated with miles achieved globally by individuals and teams. Fans can keep track of how their team is performing and how they stack up against other NBA fans on their team’s leaderboard and on the public leaderboard.

Million Mile Month NBA fans are encouraged to follow HealthCode on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and show their spirit with photos sporting their favorite teams’ apparel with their Million Mile Month race bib or shirt using the hashtag #MMMiam2020 and #MMMiamNBA.

“As a nonprofit, HealthCode is committed to raising awareness on living healthier, happier lives and weaving connected thriving communities. In this challenging time, it is more important than ever to be active and socially connected – but in a safe way,’’ Amos said. “With social distancing and quarantining, we run the risk of becoming even more sedentary and participating in Million Mile Month is a healthy option to remain active and connected.’’

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Working from home? Million Mile Month to Kick Off March 25

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Working from home? Million Mile Month to Kick Off March 25

Virtual Challenge Encourages Global Community to Keep Moving Amid COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas – With people around the world staying indoors amid the coronavirus outbreak, HealthCode is kicking off April’s Million Mile Month early to encourage everyone to keep moving and stay healthy.

HealthCode’s Million Mile Month is a virtual wellness challenge in which participants track  physical activity – from walking to running to cycling to yoga – with a goal of reaching 1 million miles collectively as a global community by April 30.

With schools, gyms and offices closed and millions of employees working from home to slow the spread of COVID-19, HealthCode is kicking off Million Mile Month a week early on March 25.

“Nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of our communities around the world as we battle COVID-19,’’ said Steve Amos, CEO and founder of HealthCode. “Still, social distancing and quarantining is forcing us to be even more sedentary and even more socially isolated. We are kicking off Million Mile Month a week early to give people and organizations an opportunity to maintain healthy habits while battling stress and remaining connected with colleagues, friends and family.’’

Whether it is an employer seeking to promote a culture of wellness or an individual wanting to stay healthy and motivated, the goal of Million Mile Month is to engage in healthy living and connect with the global community.

Million Mile Month is simple. Participants sign up on the Million Mile Month registration page and log miles or minutes on the HealthCode online activity tracker. Throughout the month, the program leaderboard is updated with miles achieved globally. Participants can join as an individual or as an organization.

Organizations can register at https://events.healthcode.org/wellness.

HealthCode is committed to raising awareness on living healthier, happier lives through physical activity, nutrition and the environment. Since launching the first Million Mile Month challenge in 2014, HealthCode’s programs have expanded.

HealthCode offers quarterly activity events with more than 50,000 participants and organizations across all 50 U.S. states and in 30 countries. In addition to Million Mile Month in April, programs include iResolve in January, Triathlon in a Month in July and Marathon in a Month in October.

About HealthCode

HealthCode, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to empowering people to live healthier, happier lives through education and raising awareness on the benefits of physical activity, nutrition, the environment and community connections. For more information visit https://healthcode.org.