Seniors observe National Walking Day

To observe National Walking Day on April 7, Hopewell Valley Senior Services organized a walk in Washington Crossing State Park for the community. The seniors were delighted to have Deputy Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning and members of the police force join them. Randi Knechel, Senior Services Coordinator, said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get out with friends and stretch their legs on a beautiful day.”

Established in 2007, the first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The purpose of the day is to encourage Americans of all ages to get out and stretch their legs, get their hearts pumping, and to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk. To celebrate, all you need to do is lace up comfortable shoes and walk for 30-minutes. Some of the benefits of walking are improved circulation, improved bone strength, improved sleep, and it can help with weight loss and blood pressure. It also has the added benefit of picking up Vitamin D.

Submitted by Hopewell Township

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