A mile a day … keeps the doldrums away. And has lots of other health benefits as well. Especially if you walk or run that mile outdoors.
Given these truths, and to encourage the healthiest of 2019s, RVNA is sponsoring the Ridgefield Running Company’s Frozen Feet Challenge 2019. The free program, a “streak” challenge, calls for all participants to walk or run one mile per day every day from Sunday, January 27 through Friday March 8. The Challenge kicks off with a celebratory group walk (optional) and, after that, the responsibility is on … YOU! If you miss a day … you’re out! In addition to pride, satisfaction, and a great new habit, all finishers receive a commemorative t-shirt and an invitation to the Frozen Feet celebration the weekend of March 9.
Walks or runs should take place outdoors and all participants walk their daily mile independently – or with friends, family or colleagues. RVNA will most certainly be fielding a team of participants.
Exercise is good for you. No surprise here. And a daily mile is an excellent goal for many to: help maintain or achieve a healthy weight; prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes; strengthen bones and muscles; improve mood; and improve balance and coordination.
Being outdoors is good for you. So long as you have proper gear, no adverse medical conditions, and it’s not dangerously frigid. Research has shown that being outdoors brings a multitude of benefits including, but not limited to: higher vitamin D levels; improved concentration; sharper thinking and creativity; restored mental energy; stress relief; and … yet again … improved moods.
To learn more or register for the Frozen Feet Challenge 2019, please visit ridgefieldrunning.com.