‘Move Alabama’ fitness campaign begins March 1

(Cullman County Extension Office)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Extension Office will kick off its “Move Alabama” program Wednesday, March 1, and is encouraging community members to get involved.  

According to the Cullman County Extension SNAP-Ed Educator Della Bramley, almost 30% of all Alabamians are physically inactive, meaning they don’t do any physical activity or exercise outside of their normal jobs.  

“This is linked to higher rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and increased risk of death,” Bramley shared. “Low-income families are more likely to be inactive and suffer adverse health outcomes. To combat these issues, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is proud to announce the launch of Move Alabama, a collaboration between SNAP-Ed and EFNEP at Auburn University. This community physical activity challenge provides the chance to get up and move with your friends, family and neighbors while exploring your community. This will be our first year doing this here in Cullman County.” 

Bramley said the program was piloted in a few counties last year and is now being done statewide. 

“I am excited for this program to come to us. I have also set up a Facebook group just for Cullman County residents to share their challenge pictures and progress during the challenge,” Bramley said. “From March 1 through April 30, you will have the chance to complete up to 25 challenges and be entered for the chance to win fun prizes.”  

Beginning March 1, participant logs can be picked up from the Cullman County Extension Office, located at 402 Arnold St. NE, Suite G1, or downloaded from the Move Alabama Facebook page.  

For more information, contact the Cullman County Extension Office at 256-737-9386 or search “Move Alabama” or “Move Alabama- Cullman County Challenge” on Facebook.