‘Women Out Walking’ program begins in February

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Oregon—Ogle County Health Department will be leading a 12-week program to help women become more physically active. The walking program is open to all women living in Ogle County. Walking is a safe, easy and economical way for almost everyone to get fit.

Informational meetings will be held the first week in Feb. Byron Public Library will be the site of the first meetings Tuesday, February 6 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Two meetings will be conducted at Nash Recreational Center in Oregon Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The final meeting site will be Flagg-Rochelle Public Library Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Women who would like to sign up for the program should plan to attend either morning OR evening session.

At the informational meeting, participants will receive a pedometer and walking journal. Women will be asked to track their daily steps and be challenged to increase their steps by 4,000 a day. There will be prizes and incentives for women who attend three additional educational programs, turn in their steps to their group leader, and complete the 12-week program. Participants will also be invited to attend two Saturday morning hikes.

“Women Out Walking” program is limited to 50 women. The fee for the program is $10 and can be paid at the meeting in February. Participants will be encouraged to set up a team of five friends or co-workers.

To register for the informational meetings, call or e-mail Carol Erickson at Ogle County Health Department, 732-3201, ext. 279, or at cerickson@oglecounty.org. “Women Out Walking” is funded through the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health.

From the Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2007, issue

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