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Get Up and 'Walk Georgia'

Walk Georgia Registration begins online on February 1, 2012. Join in and get more active with this online program. MOVE MORE LIVE MORE.

Walk Georgia is a 12 week program sponsored by The University of Georgia Extension. It is designed to increase your physical activity in a fun, interactive, community-oriented way. Participate individually or as part of a four-person team. The goal is to be active, whether you're walking biking or playing ultimate frisbee. Daily activities such as walking the dog, going for a jog and playing catch with the kids quickly add up to virtual miles you can use to "walk" across the state. Log onto www.walkgeorgia.org to keep track of your physical activity. A drop-down menu lets you record everything from pilates and aerobics classes, taking a walk with co-workers or swimming laps in the pool to gardening, horseback riding or playing a game of pick-up basketball. Miles add up to "unlock" counties and get you moving across the state.

An online map lets you chart a virtual course across Georgia and learn facts about our state's 159 counties along the way. Whether you visit the coast or hike the mountains, as you move you will learn new ways to improve your health and see how you compare to other individuals and teams throughout the state.

Pull on your shoes and join us as we move more and become healthier. Walk Georgia is a free program open to adults, youth, families, schools, community organizations and employers.

Visit www.walkgeorgia.org to register yourself or your four-person team. An email address is required to register. Don't have one? Join a team-only the team captain needs and email address to register.

Registration opens February 1. If you have questions please call UGA/Cobb County Extension at 770-528-4070.

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