By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Families encouraged to intentionally walk
intentional walk
The Modesto Nuts Baseball Club and a coalition of regional partners kicked off the “Intentional Walk” physical activity campaign on June 9. - photo by Contributed

The Modesto Nuts Baseball Club and a coalition of regional partners recently kicked off the “Intentional Walk,” a community walking program taking place through Aug. 18. 

The Intentional Walk program encourages Stanislaus County families to get active by walking and track their distance through the Argus mobile app for the opportunity to win fun rewards. Prizes include healthy recipe cookbooks, meet and greet opportunities with Modesto Nuts players and the chance to throw out a first pitch. The Modesto Nuts have also created a special walking route within John Thurman Field to support participation and physical activity before and during Nuts games.  

Walking helps support a healthy weight, control heart disease and diabetes, keeps bones and muscles strong and improves balance to help prevent falls. In baseball, an intentional walk can be a beneficial play to help a team improve their chance for success. In life, with adults requiring 150 minutes of physical activity a week and kids needing 60 minutes of active play every day, walking with intention can be a strategic move for adults and families to be active and improve their health.

To get started, visit