BLUE ZONES GROUP PROMOTES WINTER INDOOR WALKING
February 11, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Camera Club Members are invited to get some exercise this winter without slipping and sliding on the snow. Walks begin each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Ho Chunk Center Atrium. Take a stroll of the Downtown Skywalk each Thursdays – you are downtown anyway for the camera club meetings on alternate Thursdays! See the news release below for additional walking options during the cold winter months:
Blue Zones group promotes winter indoor walking
While the snow is deep outside, the Sioux City Blue Zones Committee is challenging the public to participate in our Indoor Winter Walking Challenge. Sioux City is fortunate to have four locations where walkers can really stretch out their legs through long warm hallways, despite frigid outdoor temperatures.
“The Blue Zones Committee is encouraging residents to make healthy choices and participate in our wellness activities, which the committee is planning for 2016,” said Committee Member Tom Schoening. “During the winter, we suggest four FREE indoor winter walking locations.” They are:
Unitypoint Health - St. Luke’s tunnels – The weekly “Walk with a Doc” begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. A physician leads each stroll and chats with participants about medical questions. The event is cosponsored by the Siouxland Community Health Center. The starting point is the St. Luke’s Atrium.
Skywalk – Downtown workers and the public are invited to stroll as a group through the Skywalk at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday. The starting point for the walk is the Ho Chunk Center atrium, starting Feb. 18.
WITCC – The maze of hallways at Western Iowa Tech Community College provides another place to wander this winter. WITCC is open to walking groups on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon.
The Mall – The fourth location is the popular Southern Hills Mall, where walkers are welcome. The mall offers unobstructed walking from 7-10 a.m. each morning Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m.-noon on Sundays. The mall closes for shopping and walking at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 9 p.m. the rest of the week.
To find out about upcoming Blue Zones Project events and ways to live longer and better, visit the Sioux City Blue Zones Facebook page:
or this website www.bluezonesproject.com
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