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  • Welcome to the VT Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports

    Who We Are
    The Governor's Council is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of approximately 20 volunteers, appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters.

    Our Mission
    To promote health and wellness through physical activity for all people living in Vermont at all fitness and ability levels.

Walk to help others

2015 Vermont Corporate Cup and State Agency Race

Like flowers, charity walks bloom this time of year. Millions of people walk to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, disease prevention, homeless shelters, and other worthy goals.

Join in to help fellow citizens while improving your own health. Get started:

  • Target a cause. Choose a charity that has meaning for you. Walk for someone you know who’s battling an illness, recovering from a natural disaster, or living with a crippling condition. Raise funds in their honor, and carry their photograph while you walk. You’ll feel the difference you’re making in your body and soul.
  • Train for the occasion. Prepare by exercising daily. Start with walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, gradually increasing your mileage to the distance of the event. Strength train 2-3 times/week to prevent injury and fatigue.
  • Recruit teammates. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about your charity walk and invite them to join you. Buddy up on your training workouts for support and encouragement.

This month, walk with others to help others — and motivate yourself.

lee - May 17, 2019 - 4:33 am

thanks for sharing this kind post. Great article

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