OSU Alumni’s ‘Miles and Minutes’ project set for April

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The OSU Alumni Club of Fayette County will welcome spring 2021 by again sponsoring a county-wide “Miles and Minutes” health and wellness project for the month of April.

Club members as well as all other county residents are invited and encouraged to participate.

Miles and Minutes, M&M, is an individual exercise project where participants write a personal 30-day exercise plan, keep a log of the activities accomplished including the distance (in miles) or the time (in minutes) invested. Then submit the report log to Pat Gall or Rick Mead by May 10 to be included in a county-wide tabulation.

The first M&M project held in February 2020 had 44 participants. The most common exercise was a form of walking, running, hiking and jogging, mentioned 37 times. The second most common activities were weightlifting and biking, mentioned 11 times.

Other forms of exercise mentioned multiple times were swimming/aquatics, rowing, Yoga, exercise videos, dancing, and Silver Sneakers classes. Also reported were pickleball and snow skiing.

In total, the 44 participants logged a distance of 1,413 miles. That equates to walking from Washington C.H. to Miami, Fla. The time reports totaled 377 hours. That equates to 47 eight-hour work days.

“While that is a first-time lofty bar, we believe that we can do better,” said Pat Gall, project chair.

Information sheets and report forms for this year will be mailed to all club members and last year’s participants. Others may request the forms by calling Pat Gall at 740-335-7073.

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