Team Henrico

Henrico County Walks

Walking just 30 minutes a day has shown to offer multiple health benefits, such as decreasing the risk of stroke, heart attack, and the development of Heart Disease and Diabetes. Regular, moderate exercise also helps to lower blood pressure, decrease stress, and improve overall mental health.

Henrico County wants to encourage employees to take advantage of the benefits of walking by offering a brand new walking initiative that will roll out in September of 2018! Employees will form teams of four to pool together walking miles each week that will help their team progress down the east coast. Teams will work toward a new destination city each quarter with the opportunity to win prizes if they rack up enough miles before the end of the quarter. By simply walking 30 minutes a day for five days each week, employees and their teams will have no problem staying on track to reach each destination city.

Recommended walking routes for each workplace can be found using an interactive story map that will soon be accessible to county employees through the employee portal. Each route will come with written instructions, length of the path, and description of walking surface with potential hazards.

Here is a sneak peak at the map your team will be walking.

In order to register your team of four to participate in ‘Henrico County Walks,’ or if you have any questions, email Liz Stovall at sto077@henrico.us!