How Oklahoma City Dropped 1 Million Pounds

a graphic image drawn of people walking in a city

It’s almost swimsuit season, and lots of people are aching to lose a few pounds. So I want to highlight a fun strategy that takes advantage of the nice weather and extra daylight…walking.

Walking is a great form of exercise for a number of reasons.

  • You can do it almost anywhere.
  • You can go alone or in a group.
  • It doesn’t take much prep time. Just lace up your flashiest kicks and off you go.

If you find a few people you enjoy talking to, make group walks a habit. Group walking was one of the major components of Oklahoma City’s “This City is Going on a Diet” Campaign. Roughly 48,000 participants logged a total of over 1.2 million miles and lost a combined 1 million pounds! So even if you feel like you have a million pounds to lose, adding walking to healthy food choices is a great way to enjoy greater health.

Alright, blog’s over. Take a hike. Seriously…a hike around the block. :)


Kyle Young

Kyle Young enjoys perusing and creating books, movies, and music, which makes his job as Director of Product Development at Full Plate Living quite fitting. In his free time he practices Tang Soo Do karate, in which he holds a green belt.

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