First annual Move for Health Day launched in town

Vanderhoof’s first annual Move for Health Day was held on Friday.

Vanderhoof’s first annual Move for Health Day was held on Friday.

Residents were encouraged to dedicate 15 minutes to a physical activity whether it be walking, running, biking or skateboarding to name a few. After completing the activity many called the arena to register the activity.

Move for Health Day has been held annually in many communities across British Columbia since 2002 when it was launched by the World Health Organization. The purpose is to encourage people to adopt physically active lifestyles as part of maintaining health and well-being.

At noon on Friday owner of Vanderhoof Health and Fitness Kerri Heavenor along with others in the community completed the Walk With The Mayor Challenge.

Mayor Gerry Thiessen along with Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad and others did a loop walk from McLeod School to show support for Move for Health Day.