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Summer Steps

Can your county go the distance toward better health and wellness? Help your county win the designation of a “Live Well West Virginia Community” by participating in the Summer Steps challenge.

Summer Steps is a walking program to motivate West Virginians to get active. Individuals can track their personal mileage through WVU Extension’s online tracker.

Tracking your steps is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Register for your free account.
  2. Select the county for which you want your miles to count toward.
  3. Track your mileage between June 1 and Aug. 31.

Maybe you prefer to ride a bike, swim or play soccer. If walking isn’t your favorite way to workout, don’t despair; you can count 20 minutes of physical activity as one mile.

The winning county will be announced in September. The winner will receive a community sign and designation as a “Live Well West Virginia Community.” The county will also receive a free walkability study provided by WVU Extension Service.