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Lace up your walking shoes – Austin, Travis County leaders kick off Million Mile Month 2019

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin and Travis County officials, business leaders and fitness enthusiasts on April 1 encouraged the community to embrace healthy living by stepping up and stepping out as part of the global Million Mile Month challenge.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, Austin Technology Council CEO Amber Gunst, Brock B. Purslow, vice president of sales with Humana, Amy Foster, nutrition coordinator with the Texas Beef Council and representatives from USAFIT Austin and Fleet Feet Austin gathered at Austin City Hall to encourage the community to get moving as part of Million Mile Month throughout the month of April.

“The steps we take today, figuratively and literally, make us healthier and happier,’’Adler said. “Million Mile Month is a great way for us all to have fun while developing a lifestyle focused on good physical and mental health.  Let’s all get moving together.’’

HealthCode’s Million Mile Month is a wellness challenge in which participants track their physical activity – from walking to running to cycling to swimming to yoga – with a goal of accomplishing a collective 1 million miles as a global community throughout the month of April.

Steve Amos, executive director of HealthCode, said: “It’s time to lace up our walking shoes and get moving. We hear over and over again that sitting is the new smoking. HealthCode is committed to raising awareness on ways people can live happier healthier lives and physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.’’

Whether it is an employer fostering a culture of wellness or an individual wanting to stay healthy and motivated, the goal of April’s Million Mile Month is to engage individuals in healthy living.

The Million Mile Month program is simple. Participants complete activity and log the miles or minutes on the HealthCode online activity tracker. Throughout the month the program leaderboard is updated with miles contributed by people all around the world.

Since the first Million Mile Month challenge in 2014, the program has expanded as companies of all sizes and individuals from around the world stepped up to take the challenge.

HealthCode’s programs focus on raising awareness and educating people on ways they can live healthier, happier lives with a focus on physical activity, nutrition and environment.

HealthCode today offers quarterly global activity events with more than 50,000 participants and organizations across all 50 U.S. states and in 30 countries. More than 6 million miles of activity has been logged with projected savings in health care costs estimated at more than $1 million. In addition to April’s Million Mile Month, HealthCode initiatives include iResolve in January, Triathlon in a Month in July and Marathon in a Month in October.

“We are overwhelmed with the interest we are seeing from businesses, school districts, municipalities and counties – along with individuals – to take the Million Mile Month challenge,’’ Amos said. “Our sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets are killing us. While unhealthy has become the new norm, and we are hoping we can raise awareness on the benefits of physical activity.’’

For more information, please visit the Million Mile Month events page at https://events.healthcode.org/events.

Here is coverage from KEYE-TV in Austin of the April 1 kickoff at Austin City Hall on our Facebook page.

In case you missed it, check out this video from KEYE-TV Austin on the Million Mile Month kickoff April 1.

Posted by Million Mile Month on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Million Mile Month 2018: Registration is open

Are you ready for a million miles?

Now is your chance. Registration is now open for HealthCode’s 2018 Million Mile Month.

Million Mile Month is an April wellness challenge in which participants track their physical activity – from walking to running to swimming to yoga – with a goal of accomplishing a collective 1 million miles as a global community. Companies and participants can register here.

“When we started Million Mile Month five years ago, the goal was to engage individuals to take control of their health with a fun challenge to achieve 1 million miles of physical activity as one global community. We wanted everybody to get moving,’’ said Steve Amos, executive director of HealthCode. “The program has grown since then as companies of all sizes and individuals from around the world stepped up to take the challenge.”

HealthCode’s mission is to empower people to live healthier, happier lives by engaging people year-round through community-focused, goal-based challenges and programs.

“Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health,’’ Amos said. ”Not only can physical activity help control weight, it can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and some cancers. And it makes you feel good.’’

The program is simple. Participants complete activity and log the miles or minutes on the HealthCode activity tracker. Throughout the month the program leaderboard is updated with miles contributed by people all around the world.

For more information about Million Mile Month or to register, visit https://events.healthcode.org/mmm2018

How do you get your steps in? Send us your stories. Like us on Facebook and Instagram at @HealthCodeIAM. Or follow us on Twitter @HealthCodeIAM and use the hashtag #MMM2018.

Million Mile Month 2017: Registration is open!

 

It’s time to get ready to get moving. Million Mile Month 2017 starts on April 1.

Registration is open for this year’s Million Mile Month. We encourage everyone of all ages and from all countries to join in this fun challenge.

Whether it is an employer fostering a culture of wellness within an organization or an individual wanting to stay healthy and motivated, the goal of HealthCode’s April Million Mile Month is to engage individuals in their health, through a fun challenge to achieve 1 million miles of physical activity as one global community.

HealthCode’s mission is to empower people to live healthier, happier lives by engaging people year-round through community-focused, goal-based challenges and programs.  Check out a few of the hundreds of participant comments.

“Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health,’’ according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Not only can physical activity help control weight, it can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type2 diabetes, and some cancers while strengthen bones and muscles. It also can improve your mood.

Million Mile Month is about moving – and is not just for seasoned athletes. It’s for everyone who wants to commit to a healthier, happier life. Participants can complete their activity of choice – from running, walking, biking, swimming, yoga to dancing – and move at their own pace and at the days/times best for their busy schedules.

We want everyone to get outside and get active with friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Companies are using the Million Mile Month to connect their employees around the globe.

The program is simple.

Million Mile Month participant Danielle and her daughter

Complete activity and log those miles or minutes on the Million Mile Month website to support you on your health journey and help your community reach 1 million miles.

Join us. If you have any questions about Million Mile Month visit https://www.millionmilemonth.org.

How do you get your steps in? Send us your stories. Follow us on Twitter @MMileMonth and use the hashtag #MMM17.

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