Pedometer challenge to continue this spring


Petersburg Mental Health Services will take the reins on running a second Pedometer Challenge this spring after Petersburg Indian Association found out it couldn’t secure grant funding for the program.

Interest in last year’s challenge sparked and Mark Banda, PIA Tobacco Prevention Specialist saw participation double from what was expected.

“What started out at about 150 assumed participants turned into 200 very quickly and that followed up and turned into over 300,” Banda said.

Banda gave pedometers to participants who were able to track how many steps they took over time. Banda c...

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