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Saturday May 18th 2024

Why walk?

By the Phillips Wellness 50+ Team

Walking in one of the easiest ways to increase physical activity and improve your health. Almost anyone can walk, it can be done anywhere and it doesn”'t cost a cent.

  • Walking provides all sorts of benefits, including:
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing weight
  • Preventing onset of diabetes
  • Improving memory
  • Here are tips to help you stay safe on your walks:
  • Cross streets at crosswalks. Better yet, cross at corners with traffic signals.
  • Wear bright color clothing to be sure that you can be seen. Never assume a driver sees you crossing the street. Try to make eye contact with drivers as they approach.
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever possible. Keep an eye out for uneven surfaces that can be hazards for falling.
  • Wear good quality shoes. Look for shoes that have a thick sole, a wide base, closed back and good arch support.
  • Carry your ID and emergency contact information.

Phillips Wellness 50+ invites you to join us for a weekly group walk. Meet us in the lobbies of Ebenezer Park Apartments and Ebenezer Tower every Tuesday night at 6:00 P.M.

Phillips Wellness 50+ is an initiative to increase health and well-being, by and for people in the Phillips neighborhood. Contact Donna Nordin at 612-741-5180 or dnordin2@comcast.net for information.

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