Need Some Exercise? Join This National Walking Movement for Black Women

Need Some Exercise? Join This National Walking Movement for Black Women

A walking movement called GirlTrek has energized African-American women across the United States to walk every day as a way to improve their health and lives in general. Vanessa Garrison, an advocate for social justice, said she and a college friend, T. Morgan Dixon, cofounded GirlTrek because they were concerned about the health and lives of Black women. Both saw walking as a way to take time to care for themselves and “live our healthiest, most-fulfilled lives,” Garrison said. By 2018, the movement hopes to inspire more than one million Black women to begin walking. Its membership includes black women of all ages from a variety of backgrounds.

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