Walk into Spring with Live Well Lakewood

We have been waiting a long time for spring to arrive and now it may finally be here. Most of us are making up our "to-do" list; vacuuming out the car, changing out our cold weather clothes for t-shirts and shorts, cleaning up the yard and perhaps even thinking of planting a garden. Did you leave room on your list for your own well -being? Have a plan for sprucing up yourself? No? Not to worry, Live Well Lakewood can get you started. Our FIT IN FIVE Walking Challenge  begins Wednesday, May 8th at the Women's Pavilion in Lakewood Park. The Challenge is FREE, our only requests are  that you dress for the weather and wear appropriate athletic footwear. This spring's Challenge will run for 5 consecutive Wednesdays. It will be followed with a celebration pot-luck dinner on Wednesday, June 12th for participants who walk at least 3 out of 5 sessions.

Our first session includes a short health assessment that will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and we encourage all walkers to come for the assessment! The one mile walk will start at 6:30 p.m. with all subsequent walks and the celebration dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. We will have planned routes, adding one half mile each week for a total of 3 miles by week 5. Haven't exercised or walked in a while? No problem, you can walk at your own pace and adjust the length of the weekly course to your fitness level. Longer routes will have alternate directions for shorter distances. All walks will start and end at the Women's  Pavilion in Lakewood Park. Come out and enjoy the park, our community and company of others as you make walking a regular part of your healthy Spring.

Norma Collin

Retired RN, founding member of Live Well Lakewood

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 10:39 PM, 04.30.2013