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5/1/2017 - City of Bridgeport to Kick Off 2nd Annual ‘Healthy Walk ‘n Talk’

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                                    For More Information:

May 1, 2017                                                               Dalmarys Matos (203)333-2843

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-Press Release-

City of Bridgeport to Kick Off 2nd Annual ‘Healthy Walk ‘n Talk’

 

Bridgeport, CT –The City of Bridgeport Department of Health and Social Services will kick off the 2nd Annual ‘Healthy Walk ‘n Talk’ on May 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ‘Healthy Walk ‘n Talk’ is a 6-week community walking series at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Each Saturday morning, May 6 through June 10, 2017, the group will meet at Seaside Park near the horse stables and walk from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   This is a free initiative for the public, no registration necessary, all are invited to join the walk.

 

Director of Health and Social Services Maritza Bond said “the Get Healthy Walk ‘n Talk is a fun way to increase physical activity, while building social support and engaging in health discussions.”

 

The Get Healthy Walk ‘n Talk is a group walk created to encourage community members to get physical exercise while talking to community healthcare providers. The first Get Healthy Walk ‘n Talk began in Bridgeport in the spring of 2016 at Seaside Park, and the movement has since spread to several cities in Connecticut.

 

Walking reduces risk factors for heart disease, such as cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, and reduces the effects of stress. Walking in a group provides social support, which is said to increase the time spent in physical activity, improves fitness levels, and improves confidence in the ability to exercise.

 

The Walk ‘n Talk schedule is as follows:

Date/Time

Location

Provider Volunteers

(subject to change)

Saturday, May 6

9-10:30 am

Seaside Park- West Beach Bath House

Registered Dietitian, Nurse

Saturday, May 13

9-10:30 am

Seaside Park- West Beach Bath House

Registered dietitian, Pediatrician

 

 

Saturday, May 20

9-10:30 am

Seaside Park- West Beach Bath House

Registered dietitian, Breast Surgeon

 

 

Saturday, May 27

9-10:30 am

Seaside Park- West Beach Bath House

Registered dietitian

 

Saturday, June 3

9-10:30 am

Seaside Park- West Beach Bath House

 

Registered dietitian

 

Saturday, June 10

9-10:30 am

Seaside Park- West Beach Bath House

Registered dietitian

For more information, please contact Helen Malcolm at 203-576-7680 or email helen.malcolm@bridgeportct.gov.

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