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UnitedHealthcare has launched the second annual Step Up for Better Health Sweepstakes, a national initiative to encourage walking and help reduce childhood obesity.

The sweepstakes celebrates Move More Month (April), enabling people to become eligible for a chance to win one of more than 100 walking-related prizes, including:

  • Grand Prize: Trip for two to hike the Grand Canyon in Arizona (one trip available);
  • First Prize: Apple Watch® (10 devices available); and
  • Second Prize: $25 gift cards to Foot Locker (100 gift cards available).

At uhcwalkingmaps.com, people can enter the sweepstakes and sign the pledge to walk more, help reduce childhood obesity and encourage kids to become more active. The website provides information about the health benefits of walking and offers 10,000-step walking routes in more than 50 cities, helping people visualize what that distance looks like in their local areas*.

On behalf of the first 25,000 people to sign the pledge, UnitedHealthcare will donate $12,500 as well as pedometers and treadmills to Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.

Studies have shown walking can help people maintain a healthier weight, strengthen bones, ward off depression and prevent or help manage various chronic conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.