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5 Ways to Get Involved in Iowa's 5th Annual Healthiest State Walk

By Caroline Jacobson on October 1, 2015 in Giving Back


Delta Dental of Iowa - 5 Ways to Get Involved in Iowa's 5th Annual Healthiest State Walk

Looking for ways to support your community or just get out in the fresh fall air? Then check out the 5th Annual Healthiest State Walk, happening on Wednesday, October 7th. The day will feature walks in conjunction with fire drills for schools and businesses, and Delta Dental of Iowa is a proud sponsor of this event.

As part of Iowa's Healthiest State Initiative, the walk is intended to inspire Iowans and their communities to improve our state's overall health and happiness. And who doesn't want that?

It's easy to get involved, and the Healthiest State Initiative's goal is to hold a walk in every county in Iowa! Lace up your sneakers and spring into action with these 5 tips:

1. Find a walk.

This is a great way to not only get involved with your community and meet people who live near you, but it's great for the whole family! See if your county is hosting a walk, or find an existing walk nearby.

2. Lead the way.

If there isn't a walk scheduled near you, you can set one up and lead it yourself. If there IS a walk near you, you can still create your own group and participate as a business, school, organization, etc.

3. Spread the word.

Whether or not you're able to join the fun, encourage your friends and family to participate.

4. Stay involved.

After the walk is over, you can continue to improve your health and happiness by keeping an eye on our activities calendar. There's something for every member of the family.

5. Talk to your kids

Many schools will be participating in the Annual Healthiest State Walk on October 7th, but the conversation about the walk and the initiative shouldn't end when the bell rings. Keep your kids involved — teach healthy habits.

Are you organizing or participating in the walk? Make sure to share photos with us on Facebook!