10,000 Steps: Lifestyle Activity Program
Second Session Runs: October 26-December 14*
HEAL is registering participants for this FREE 8-week program, which combines all of your daily activities with some structured activity. It provides ways to incorporate cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and healthy eating into your busy lifestyle.
Participants will be provided:
- “Getting Started” Seminar & Individualized Goal Setting
- Professional Support, Motivation and Guidance
- Program Guide
- Quality Pedometer
- Weekly Walks & Results Tracking (to be submitted at HEAL’s weekly FitWalks which are at Fairgrounds Park every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. You can also submit results via e-mail. It is hoped that participants will attend at least 4 Saturdays.)
ELIGIBILITY: Washington County Residents at a Beginner Fitness Level
COST: FREE (Note - Must make 8-week commitment to participate and track results since space is limited)
AGES: Open to all ages (Note - Results must be tracked for all participants regardless of age)
*Limited participants for each session
Register today: https://stepsgroup2.eventbrite.com
HEAL is holding a weekly walking group! Walks are held every Saturday at 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Fairgrounds Park. Area fitness professionals lead the groups and areon-hand to answer your fitness questions. Walks are geared toward beginner and intermediate fitness levels. FitWalks is a FREE program, but pre-registration for your first walk is required by using the link below.
Special note: Walks will begin at the small pavilion on the hill above the Ice Rink. Bear to the right when entering the parking lot and look for small pavilion. (Don’t turn left towards the grandstands and offices.)
Register today at: http://healfitwalks-fairgrounds.eventbrite.com
Call the office with any questions: (301) 991-0899.
Start walking your way to a healthier lifestyle!
Washington County Diabetes Prevention Program
(Conducted by the Washington County Health Department)
Did you know that losing just 7% of your total body weight through healthy eating reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease? Changing your lifestyle can make all the difference in your health.
If you feel you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, check out the National Diabetes Prevention program being conducted by the Washington County Health Department. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a public-private partnership of community organizations, private insurers, employers, health care organizations, and government agencies. These partners are working to establish local evidence-based lifestyle change programs for people at high risk. Participants meet weekly for an hour with a trained Lifestyle Coach. After the initial 16 weeks and the momentum for change is in place, the support continues with monthly sessions.
Become an advocate for your health, learn more about the program, and/or register for the National Diabetes Prevention program by calling the Washington County Health Department: 240-313-3349. You can also visit this link: http://wcdiabetesprevention.org/