Camas man to walk for obesity awareness

Camas High School football coach and area resident Dale Rule will walk for 24 consecutive hours to demonstrate the benefits of walking in combating childhood obesity and multiple sclerosis.

Rule will hit the track at Camas High School at 6 a.m. Sunday. He’ll walk all day and all night until 6 a.m. Monday.

Rule has battled weight problems for the last 25 years. For the last nine years, he weighed more than 300 pounds.

“If there is a diet out there, I have tried it, lost weight and then gained it back and more,” he said.

But in the last 12 months, Rule has lost 117 pounds.

His secret? Walking.

Rule started walking a year and a half ago. He weighed 335 pounds.

“The first day my wife and I walked one mile and it took 43 minutes,” he said. “Now I walk a mile in 15 minutes or less.”

His new walking regime, coupled with watching his caloric intake, helped Rule drop the pounds.

“I continue to walk and lose weight to this day,” he said. “Walking is an everyday part of my life, not only for fitness but for my mental health as well.”

Rule is encouraging people to come walk with him this weekend — whether it’s for just one lap or for 100 laps.

For more on Rule’s story, visit his website:

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