Anti-obesity walking challenge recognitions for Costa Almeria schools

HONOURS: Mayor Antonio Fernandez and Sports councillor Miriam Quintana present diplomas to the school representatives CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Cuevas del Almanzora

CUEVAS del Almanzora council has presented diplomas to all the local schools which took part in a walking challenge to mark World Anti-Obesity Day in November.
Mayor Antonio Fernandez and Sports councillor Miriam Quintana did the honours of making the presentations to the representatives of the schools which participated in the ‘Almeria juega limpio: Caminando por un reto 2019’ (Almeria plays clean: Walking for a challenge) initiative, “which promotes healthy living habits and the importance of exercise and sport for good physical and mental health, combatting a sedentary lifestyle.”
Pupils from the Avarez de Sotomayor, Asensio Granados, Nuestra Señora Virgen del Carmen, Alarcon Fernandez de Arellano in Palomares and the Jaroso institute joined the walk.
The combined aim of all the entities involved in the six participating countries was to clock up enough kilometres between them to cover the distance between the Earth and the moon.
Cuevas added 4,425 kilometres to the project. Eight other municipalities in the province also did their bit towards achieving last year’s overall total of 150,240 kilometres.
The local authority in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol came up with the concept of the walking challenge in 2016 as a way to address and help prevent obesity and sedentary lifestyles, all participants doing a five-kilometre walk on the same day at the same time to highlight the value of sport.

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