Eating lean beef as part of a balanced diet and being physically active can be part of the solution to maintaining a healthy weight and a growing body of evidence shows the nutrients in lean beef, such as protein, iron and B-vitamins, help maintain a healthy weight, build muscle and fuel physical activity.
The North Dakota CattleWomen (NDCW) and its partners will showcase the heart-healthy benefits of beef during its first ever “Beefin’ It Up; Fuel for the Finish” 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, set for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Mandan. The run will travel through the scenic Fort Lincoln State Park.
The race, a fundraiser for the CattleWomen to purchase promotional beef books for area schools, is open to everyone, from dedicated athletes to individuals who just want to get some heart-healthy exercise.
“High-quality, lean proteins, like lean beef, play an important role in overall health and wellness,” said Kathy Tokach of St. Anthony, a North Dakota CattleWoman, rancher and nurse. “The NDCW is pleased to sponsor this event and share its worthy message throughout the state.”
Registration details will be available later this summer, Tokach said and added that the group will be looking for volunteers to greet runners and help distribute materials on race day.
Source: North Dakota CattleWomen