VA employees, Veterans and community members around the country put on their walking shoes and joined in the third nationwide VA2K event on May 15, 2013. The annual Walk and Roll of about 1.2 miles encourages people to step up their fitness level and to support homeless Veterans with donated food and clothing items.
Final numbers are not yet in, but VA hopes to meet or exceed last year’s numbers. Last year more than 22,000 people at 171 VA facilities participated in VA2K, with donations totaling $240,000 in value.
Jumpstart your fitness routine
May 15 coincides with National Employee Health and Fitness Day. VA’s employee wellness program, called WIN (Wellness is Now), inspires VA staff and Veterans to live healthier lifestyles and reduce preventable injuries and illnesses.
Veterans, check out VA's "Move" program for help managing your weight and improving your health.
Why walk? Walking strengthens your cardiovascular system, tones muscles, increases flexibility and can help shed pounds and reduce stress. Even a moderate amount of exercise daily can improve your health.