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Shake Up Your Workout Routine this Month!

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The Lorain County Fitness Walks are held weekly to offer Lorain County residents an opportunity to get moving, improve heart health, maintain a healthy weight, and increase strength. Not only do the fitness walks offer great health benefits; they also provide an opportunity to join an active community.

According to Gallup survey results; if your best friend is active, you are three times more likely to be physically active. Our social circle has a direct impact on our weight and choices that affect health. “I [regularly] walk anyway; but the Fitness Walks add a social side to doing something healthy and fun,” said Nancy Gildner, a regular Lorain County Fitness Walks attendee.

Join the Fitness Walks every Monday night in March at 5:30 pm at the Lorain County Metro Parks Splash Zone, 95 West Hamilton Road in Oberlin. No membership is required and all ages are invited to join. Each walker receives a bottle of water and a chance to win prizes for participating. Walk indoors with WOBL/WDLW on-air personalities and get to know fellow walkers. You are welcome to join a walk whenever you have time in your schedule; a weekly commitment is not necessary.

March’s Featured Speakers:

• March 4th - Valerie Borzy, Mercy Wellness Nurse

• March 11th - Rebekah Edwards, Licensed Massage Therapist

• March 18th - Jill Connone, Wellness Coordinator, Kendal at Oberlin

Lorain County Fitness Walks is a walking program that was established in coordination with the Lorain County General Health District, Lorain County Metro Parks, Mercy Health Partners, and WOBL/WDLW in order to provide the community with greater access to engage in physical activity, while also contributing to improving the overall health of local residents.

To learn more about future Lorain County Fitness Walks, follow us on Twitter @LorainCoHealth and “Like” the Lorain County General Health District on Facebook.

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