Are you ready to celebrate "World Day for Physical Activity" on Monday April 6th? (See my posting from Wednesday, April 1 for an explanation of this event.) Here is a look at who is around the world. According to Victor Matsudo from the Agita Mundo Network, the organization promoting this campaign, Venezuela and Guatemala will be launching national programs to promote physical activity that day. He states that in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil "the municipality will be promoting a 24 hour walk contest". The day before, on April, 5th it is anticipated that over 20,000 people will participate in Sao Paulo's traditional "Agita Mundo Walking Parade" according to Matsudo.
In Anoka, Minnesota they will be celebrating with their fourth-annual Challenge Obesity 5K Run/Walk on April 4th. In Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh's Chatham University will host a one-mile fitness walk on April 7th. In Milton Massachusetts, they will be using "World Day for Physical Activity" as a kick off event for an 8 week walking program. Free basic health assessments, "passports to physical activity", and unique fitness classes will be offered in Indianapolis, Indiana at The National Institute of Fitness and Sport.
What will you do to become a "physically active citizen"? Post a comment below to let me know. Be sure to check back and I will let you know how my family celebrated "World Day for Physical Activity".
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