Loring Hospital's Community Wide Healthiest State Walk
The Loring Hospital Community Wide Healthiest State Walk is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from noon – 1 p.m. Community members are encouraged to take a 30 minute walk and to stop by the Criss Gazebo to pick up a sack lunch sponsored by SacFit Wellness Coalition and Food Pride.
The 2021 theme is “Walk More. Connect More.” Following a year of social distancing and disconnection, walking is a great way to re-connect while engaging in 30 minutes of physical activity.
“Walking is a simple task for most individuals and has been linked to improvements in each physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing,” says Jill Williams, registered dietitian at Loring Hospital. “I’m hoping that this year’s walk will not only promote overall health in Sac City, but allow our community to connect with the beauty of our downtown area while getting in some physical activity.”
The Healthiest State Initiative invites all Iowans to take this first step in building a healthier lifestyle and hopes that Iowans will make walking 30 minutes part of their daily routine.
Participants are encouraged to share their Healthiest State Annual Walk experience on social media using the hashtags #WalkMoreConnectMore and #LoringHospital.