'Walk And Talk' For Cardio Health

Published: June 27, 2008 at 12:00 am


‘Walk And Talk’ For Cardio Health

The Newtown Visiting Nurse Association will present the next program in its 90th anniversary season on Saturday, June 28. “Walk and Talk” will begin at the Newtown Senior Center, at 14 Riverside Road, and proceed toward neighboring Sandy Hook School.

Danbury VNA physical therapist Nancy Mesinger will present a walking and talking program that will discuss and illustrate the cardiovascular benefits of walking, the best known benefits of any walking program.

“A regular walking program helps to reduce risks of type II diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels,” said Ms Mesinger. “Walking also provides the musculoskeletal benefits of strengthening your bones and reducing your risk of density loss. It also helps to reduce the pain associated with osteoarthritis, decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and helps reduce anxiety and depression.”

The walk will begin at 9 am at the senior center and progress toward Sandy Hook School. The VNA will supply water for the walkers.

“Walking is an excellent way to begin an exercise program as it is easy on your joints, convenient, and does not require a lot of equipment,” said the physical therapist. “So please join us for ‘A Walk and Talk’ for just one hour.”

For additional information or in the event of inclement weather call Mae Schmidle, 426-6264.

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