Boone County Health Dept. Announces Women Out Walking Program

BOONE COUNTY (WIFR) -- The Boone County Health Department is looking for participants for Women Out Walking (W.O.W.), a 12-week walking challenge for women who want to look and feel better this spring. 17 teams of six women will report weekly step totals and compete for fun incentives. Pedometers and walking journals will be provided to all participants.

“This is an opportunity to make activity a health priority, while still having fun,” said the Health Department’s Administrator, Cindy Frank. “Physical inactivity is a significant health issue in this county. Through this program we will be able to promote a healthier lifestyle and a more active community.”

Joining the walking program is easy. Form a team of six women, choose a captain and return a completed W.O.W. registration form to the Health Department by March 20, 2013. Forms are available at the Boone County Health Department, 1204 Logan Ave., Belvidere, or online at

Space is limited to the first 17 teams to register and the program may be full prior to the March 20th deadline so register early. Funding for this program is provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health.

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