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What is our 30 Minute or More Challenge?

It has been recommended by the Surgeon General that all children and adults participate in 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical exercise on a daily basis. As part of a study being conducted by Dr. Bill Reger of the West Virginia University Department of Community Medicine, we are doing our part to make that happen. The Wheeling Walks campaign has been developed to promote 30 minutes or more of walking on five or more days per week, which can be broken down into three 10 minute intervals.

Get involved! You'll look better, you'll feel better and you'll live better. Walking can actually relieve stress and anxiety and provide you a great feeling of well-being, not to mention improve your health.

Join in our efforts for a healthier and happier Wheeling. Get involved today!


 Wheeling Walks Booster
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The weather is becoming warmer, trees are budding, flowers are pushing though the ground, the sun is rising earlier and setting later--signs of spring are in the air. This is a great time to recommit to walking.


Campaign Results : View the Stats
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The results indicate that 30% of Wheeling's sedentary residents increased their walking to the recommended level compared to a 16% increase in a control community. Wheeling thus experienced a 14% net increase.


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