Walkers Bring Word Of Living A Healthy Lifestyle

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A dozen walkers and a dog are crossing the country to promote the benefits of walking with a pedometer.

The walk began April 18 in New York City and will end in Los Angeles the week of July 17.

On July 2, the promotion will be in Payson, in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 300 N. Beeline Highway. The local event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The walkers participating in this leg of the journey will be coming from a June 30 stop in Show Low.

The Sportline Steps Across America program is designed to inspire Americans to adapt a more active, healthier lifestyle.

At the Sunday event, the walkers and their support staff, will be sharing how to incorporate walking into fitness goals.

The Sportline Steps Across America Walking Team was chosen from more than 300 applicants. They hail from different parts of the country and a wide variety of backgrounds. But they have one thing in common: A dedication to spreading the word about the advantages of a fit, active lifestyle.

The team consists of Ken Bechtel of Sedona, Jaime Case of Ventura, Calif., Kam Flynn of Herndon, Va., Aundrella Hamed of Miami, Fla., Richard D. Johnson of Atlanta, Ga., Doug Leland of Coronado, Calif., Sally Leland of Coronado, Calif., Tanya Mahoney of Dallas, Texas, John F. Nolan of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Illene Stewart of Batesville, Ark., Alina Tan of Sacramento, Calif., Adrienne C. Wilson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Cabo the dog of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The event sponsor, Sportline, has been developing and manufacturing personal fitness monitors for 20 years. To learn more, visit www.StepsAcross.com.

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