WARSAW — Spring will be here soon, and that means nicer weather and more time spent outdoors.
Why not take this opportunity to start walking and moving more?
Walking is a popular form of physical activity that’s good for your health. Only half of all American adults get the recommended amount of physical activity. Lack of physical activity is directly related to adult obesity.
Regular exercise can lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression and falls in older adults. Walking is an excellent way for most people to increase their physical activity. It is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle. Walking is accessible to many people and doesn’t require specific skills, workout clothes or equipment.
Need some motivation to get started but don’t have time to attend a class? Get WalkIN’ is an email-based walking program being offered through Purdue Extension in Kosciusko County. Participants can sign up, walk on their own and receive emailed support and information. Participants will be asked to complete two short online surveys. Residents of the county who are 18 years old or older may enroll.
Those who want more information or who are interested in participating should contact Shannon Shepherd at (574) 372-2340 or email [email protected].
Registration ends Feb. 24, and the start date for this program is March 6.