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Healthy Lifestyle Program Holding Walking Clinic April 9
Kathy Gunn
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Healthy Lifestyle Program Holding Walking Clinic April 9

Event to be held at Compton Park, Alexandria. All ages welcome

Central Louisiana residents are invited to a “Spring in your Step” walking clinic led by the Healthy Lifestyle Program. The event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Compton Park in Alexandria.

Funded by The Rapides Foundation and administered by CMAP, the Healthy Lifestyle Program provides nutrition and physical activity counseling to Central Louisiana residents. Staff will lead and supervise the clinic, which is free for Central Louisiana residents of all ages. Families are welcome.

Walking is a great cardiovascular and weight-bearing activity that can improve many health conditions. Clinic participants will learn walking tips, stretches and fitness facts. Regular walkers will learn how to increase the intensity of their daily walks.

Participants will walk in the park at their own pace and finish together with a relaxing stretch. 

The clinic begins at 9 a.m. at Compton Park, located on Wakefield Boulevard next to J.B. Nachman Elementary School. Participants are asked to bring a towel and water. An informational flyer is available for download in the "Documents to download" section below. 

To reserve a spot, call (318) 767-3019.

The Healthy Lifestyle Program provides one-on-one counseling to residents who are referred by their physicians, and it offers support groups for residents who are at-risk of developing diabetes. Visit cmaprx.org for more information about the Healthy Lifestyle Program.


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