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Making Walking Part of Your Life

View our 2017 Healthier U Schedule
*All walks are from 9:00–10:00 a.m. 


Walking is great for you—both physically and mentally.  No matter whether you’re just starting a walking habit, or you have walked miles every day for years, walking helps you be healthier and feel better.
Brisk walking can:
  • Help control blood pressure and blood sugar
  • Improve your appearance
  • Improve your physical stamina
  • Improve cholesterol levels—lower bad cholesterol, and raise good cholesterol
  • Help with weight loss and weight control
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Decrease anxiety and depression and improve emotional well-being
  • Postpone disability in seniors by several years
  • Increase your life span
  • Improve your quality of life
 
Deaconess is a sponsor of many walking-related activities in our community, including:
 
  • Deaconess Healthier U Walks: Saturdays, April – June
  • The YMCA Half Marathon, including Jump Start/Team 13 training:  summer – early October
 
Deaconess also sponsors walking paths and locations.  
 
  • Eastland Mall 1-Mile Fitness Walk   http://www.shopeastlandmall.com/Hours  (adding walking hours to this URL, per Sean)
  • Deaconess Sports Park Wellness Track – a designated American Heart Association walking path - www.startwalkingnow.org.  The Wellness Track also includes six fitness stations spaced along the path, helping you get in a full body workout.
 
Area walking trails, groups
 
 
Deaconess MyHealth articles about walking

 

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