Hendersonville Standard

Let’s all ‘Walk Across Sumner’ for good health

The Sumner County Health Committee is celebrating its 11th Walk Across Sumner campaign, a four-week physical activity drive to encourage Sumner County residents to get physically active and move at least 30 minutes a day, six days a week!  

Walk Across Sumner is a Sumner County Health Committee campaign that encourages physical activity and raises funds for physical education departments in Sumner County Schools. To date, we have raised over $60,000 in donations to support the physical education programs in schools. 

This initiative is designed to motivate individuals and groups to adopt physical activity into their daily routine, with an overall goal of improving the health of Sumner County and driving the county to be the healthiest county in the state.  Currently Sumner County is ranked 5th out of 95 counties.

By averaging 30 minutes daily of walking or physical activity, a person can Walk Across Sumner

which is 34.5 miles, corner to corner.  So, get out and get moving!  Any type of physical activity counts. 

The campaign begins Saturday, Sept. 23 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 21. Individuals or community groups interested in participating can download a free four-week walking log at www.healthysumner.com.  The campaign wraps up with the SUPERHERO 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, Oct. 21. 

Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in the SUPERHERO 5K or 1 Mile Fun Walk. Come walk or run with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Ironman, The Hulk, Aquaman and Catwoman! The day has a SUPER variety of events and we encourage you to come out and participate.

Sign-up atwww.healthysumner.com

“If you could put physical activity into a pill; it would be the most prescribed medicine in the world” states County Health Department Director Hal Hendricks. Physical activity in any form can help to maintain a healthy weight or achieve healthy weight loss.  It can also lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and other illnesses, as well as reduce stress and boost your mood.

Despite knowing all the health benefits of physical activity, people worldwide are not moving enough.  According to recent data, Tennessee ranks 42nd in lack of physical activity and 36th in adult obesity.  The Sumner County Health Committee is committed to improving the health of all residents within this county. 

Make a positive lifestyle choice and take one step at a time to improve your health and fitness. 

Come join us on Saturday, Oct. 21 at The Gallatin Civic Center!