According to the county press release,
The deadline to register for this year’s Erie Walks, the fun annual event promoting fitness for businesses and organizations, is April 4.
Organized by the Erie County Department of Health, the event is a free program for businesses, organizations, and nonprofits that encourages walking for at least 30 minutes a day in order to gain health benefits.
Walking is a great way to get the physical activity needed to obtain health benefits, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. It does not require any special skills, a gym membership or expensive equipment.
A single session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity can improve sleep, memory, and the ability to think and learn. It also reduces anxiety symptoms.
Erie County businesses and organizations with at least one brick and mortar location are eligible to participate. Team members earn points for their team for each day they walk at least 30 minutes. Participants will be able to monitor their progress at ErieWalks.org.