Capital Area Health Alliance Promotes Health Benefits of Walking with "Let’s Walk!" Initiative
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Posted by: Matt Hillier
The Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA) is encouraging you to start walking. Whether through participating in Let’s Walk and Talk with a Doctor, starting a walking group, or enjoying any number of parks and trails in the capital area, it is important to get moving.
Let’s Walk and Talk with a Doctor is a great place to begin your journey to feeling good through walking. Learn firsthand about the benefits of walking from a local physician, participate in the Playmakers Good Form Walking Clinic and experience the benefits of walking with a group while taking a 1-mile walk with the physician and other participants. CAHA has partnered with local organizations to schedule nine walks throughout 2016. Each walk last approximately 1-hour and is open to the public.
CAHA’s innovative Walking Group Toolkit is a step-by-step instruction to promote physical activity through walking groups. This resource provides a great introduction to physical activity for newcomers and encourages the social support needed to have a successful and sustainable walking group. Register your walking group with CAHA and join the Let’s Walk! initiative.
“The benefits of walking are endless, “said Kathy Hollister CAHA’s Executive Director. “Regular walking has been shown to be effective in improving health and reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. Besides, walking is easy and fun. Everyone knows how to do it, and the only equipment you need is a pair of walking shoes.“
Through their Let’s Walk! initiative, CAHA has created the tools and resources to learn about free and local places to be physically active and the many benefits of walking. You can find the Capital Area Parks and Trails Brochure and the Let’s Walk! Resource Card at many local organizations or by contacting CAHA.
The Capital Area Health Alliance is a leader in efforts to increase healthy lifestyles in the Capital Area through their Choosing Health!® campaign. For more information on this, to downlowad the Walking Group Toolkit and dates for Let’s Walk and Talk with a Doctor, please visit http://capitalareahealthalliance.org.