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Thrive in 2005 with Heart & Sole

APSU is helping sponsor the second year of Heart & Sole: Walking for Wellness, a community-wide wellness initiative.

The free, six-month walking program kicks off with a walking clinic at noon, Saturday, Feb. 12, at APSUs Governors Stadium.
APSU is helping sponsor the second year of Heart & Sole: Walking for Wellness, a community-wide wellness initiative.

The free, six-month walking program kicks off with a walking clinic at noon, Saturday, Feb. 12, at APSU's Governors Stadium.

During the clinic, Dr. Becky Glass, professor of health and human performance, will offer advice on how to get the best results out of your walking program, how to select the right footwear and how to add variety to your walking workout. Her students will be on hand to provide individual walking instruction and teach people how to use their free pedometers.

Participants will receive a personal walking log to chart their progress, a free monthly nutrition class, team prizes, optional weigh-ins and incentives along the way.

Last year, 510 people participated in the program. This year, the goal is to get 700 ready to thrive in 2005.

“Beginners will walk two miles or 30 minutes at least three times a week,” says Glass. “If you're above that level, the goal is to increase your level by two miles or 30 minutes per week.”

Participants can walk outdoors, on an indoor track or on a treadmill. A list of potential walking sites is included in the walking log.

Heart & Sole is an initiative of the Montgomery County Health Department and Gateway Health System.

Registration forms are available at the health department, as well as Gateway's Marketing and Public Relations Office. They are also available online at www.ghsystem.com. Return the forms to Heart & Sole, c/o Trudy Stein-Hart, Montgomery County Health Department, P.O. Box 1026, Clarksville, TN 37041-1026, or fax them to (931) 645-9019.

For more information about Heart & Sole, visit www.ghsystem.com or telephone (931) 648-5747.
—Rebecca Mackey