Read the stats about the health of American black womenand things look bleak, but look at people, not just numbers, and another picture emerges — specifically the women at GirlTrek, which is trying to change health outcomes with a simple intervention: walking. The three-year-old nonprofit with chapters in cities including Detroit, Atlanta, St. Louis and Washington, D.C., encourages black women to improve their health starting with weekly group walks and moving to 30 minutes of walking per day, five days a week. Over 50,000 women have signed the pledge; GirlTrek is aiming for 1 million by 2018. GirlTrek wants to find out.
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