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Get moving Vermont and take some tips from a Vermont Olympian!

by Tina Z. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

If you missed National Walking Day on April 2nd, don't fret. You can still get out and move! 

Come hear Vermont Olympian Andy Newell speak at our legislative reception April 10th at 4:30-6pm at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Newell is a country skier who will talk about his recent experience in Sochi and the importance of physical activity.

Then check out some of the following events that are happening in Vermont and are to get you moving and be healthy.

And Vermonters NEED to get moving! Over 58% of VT adults and nearly 27% of our kids are overweight or obese. One in six Vermont adults didn’t participate in any physical activity last month! And only 13% of Vermont middle school students participated in physical education class every day.

That’s why we’re pushing for legislation to increase PE in schools and offer all Vermonters more places to move, play and exercise. Help us with our advocacy efforts by speaking with your legislators. And help your health by participating in one of the events below:

May 7: Vermont Walk and Roll to School Day and Intergenerational Walk

May 7: National Bike School Day

May 12-16 2014: Way to Go! Week 

Get your clean commute on by walking, biking or car-pooling to school. More info on these events can be found at

September 27th: The American Heart Walk at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Click here to sign up for a walk team today!

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