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Walk to better well-being

08.25.2016 | By: Christi Tallent
Blue Zones Project

Walking is one of the most health-giving natural movement activities available to us, and the benefits increase when we walk with friends. Research demonstrates that when people cluster with others who are healthy or ready to change their behavior, healthy behaviors increase, as does the individual’s ability to make lasting positive health changes.

What is a Moais? 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. Walking Moais are a great way to meet new friends and stay healthy. The term “moai” (pronounced mow-eye) comes from Okinawa, Japan. It means “meeting for a common purpose,” and originated as a way for villagers to support each other. Walking Moais encourage that same social network while adding the physical benefits of walking. Blue Zones Project is working with organizations and worksites to form Walking Moais in Fort Worth. Learn more at MeetYourMoai.com.

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and walk. Be on the lookout for campus-wide TxWes Walking Moais in the coming weeks to join so that you can walk and talk with a coworker.

Here is some excellent information from the Blue Zone's website on Walking Moais. Read more here: Blue Zone's Walking Moais.

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