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10 Week Blue Zones Walking Moai Challenge Completed!

02.22.2017 | By: Christi Tallent
Walking Moai Winner

Blue Zones ProjectOn Nov. 4, 33 staff and faculty created 5 Walking Maoi teams who made a 10-week commitment to creating healthier habits while building stronger social networks. The teams were recently invited to a reception in honor of their commitment and to celebrate the 10-week challenge winner. Congratulations to the Walking Moai Teams for completing the 10-week challenge to commit to an overall healthier lifestyle!  

The Walking Moai teams celebrated were:  

  • Money Madams
  • Wesleyan Strollers
  • The Walking Dead
  • Fabulosity

1st place went to Money Madams with over 700 walking minutes logged over the 10-week span!  

In Photo (Left to right): Marian Crossley, Amanda Hatcher and Delia Coronado
Not in photo: Stephanie Dierson, Bobbi Hayes, Valerie Havens, Lisa Wilks and Odelle Carrette

What is a Walking Moai? Moai®, a term originating from Okinawa, Japan, means coming together for a common purpose. Moais have helped create strong, healthy social networks for thousands of years, and Blue Zones Project® is replicating these networks by forming Moais centered on healthy habits. Walking Moais are groups of 5 to 8 people who walk together at least once a week for 10 weeks to interesting destinations throughout the community as well as right here on our beautiful Texas Wesleyan campus.  To learn more about Walking Moais and opportunities outside of Texas Wesleyan, please visit the Blue Zones Project - Fort Worth website.

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