KXAN News: Million Mile Month kicks off, gets Austinites moving

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MILLION MILE MONTH NEWS!

April 2014 – KXAN News – Million Mile Month kicks off, gets Austinites Moving 


The start of April kicks off a new health initiative called the Million Mile Month. The goal is to get people in Austin to exercise a combined one million miles by the end of the month.

“We look at the issues we’re faced with in our community for incentive,” said Steve Amos, the Executive Director of non-profit organization Cyberwaves and Waterwaves. “Over a third of the kids are obese or overweight. Adults aren’t far behind. Sitting is the new smoking and most of us are killing ourselves by lack of activity.”

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Austin Woman Magazine: Run, walk, swim, bike, skateboard or skate to help fight diabetes and childhood obesity

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MILLION MILE MONTH NEWS!

April 2014 – Austin Woman Magazine – By Sam Jackson – Run, walk, swim, bike, skateboard or skate to help fight diabetes and childhood obesity

If you’ve got some spare time this month and want to really get fit, you should join up with one of the most ambitious fitness communities in Texas, the Million Mile Month team. The organization’s goal is to collectively walk, run, swim, bike, skateboard or skate a million miles by the end of April, as well as raise $1 million for organizations like the American Diabetes Association to fight childhood obesity.

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Million Mile Month on Time Warner Cable News

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Million Mile Month News!

Time Warner Cable News covered the Austin kick-off event of Million Mile Month, and helped spread the word about this great event.

Watch the video HERE.

Austin Fit Magazine Encourages Everyone to “Get Moving with Texas’ Million Mile Month”

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Million Mile Month News!

April 2014 – Austin Fit Magazine  – Get Moving with Texas’ Million Mile Month: Working together to make the Lone Star State healthier

April is Million Mile Month here in Texas, a 30-day focus on collectively logging 1,000,000 miles of workouts throughout the state. This initiative is designed to help battle childhood obesity by encouraging Texans to get out and move toward a group goal.

 

 

How Do You Sign Up?
Go to millionmilemonth.org and register.

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Austin American Statesman Encourages Austin to Take the Million Mile Month Challenge

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MILLION MILE MONTH NEWS!

March 9, 2014 – Austin American Statesman – By Pam LeBlanc – Million Mile Month encourages participants to log exercise during April – Be one in a million.

If you’ve been paying any attention, you know America continues to gain weight.

More than a third of Texas children are overweight or obese, and lately we’ve learned that even regular runners who spend long stretches of the day glued to their computers are at risk of what’s being called “sitting disease.”

So get up.

Need some motivation? The folks at Cyberways and Waterways, a nonprofit organization dedicated to children’s health and wellness, have created Million Mile Month, a one-month challenge that encourages Central Texans to move a collective 1 million miles during the month of April.

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