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Walk for Life – Seriously!

Walk With Ease Program (virtual class)

“Walk with Ease” class is intended to reduce pain, build confidence in being physically active, and to improve overall health. No matter your fitness level, this program will help connect you with other community members who want to improve their health.

The Walk with Ease program, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, is proven to help reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and offers benefits for people managing other chronic conditions. Walking is one of the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise for most people with arthritis and other chronic health conditions. It is safer and puts less stress on your body than most other forms of aerobic exercise – the kind that builds stamina and boosts cardiovascular fitness. Walking is an especially good exercise choice if you are older or have been less active.

The Virtual program will last 6 weeks and is taught by trained instructors who can provide information and tools that you can use to help manage chronic condition symptoms and improve your quality of life. You will learn the benefits of how small increases in physical activity can result in big benefits to your health.

Research as shown that participation in evidence-based workshops like Walk With Ease can help you manage symptoms from chronic condition(s) and improve physical and emotional wellbeing which can greatly improve your quality of life.

The Newport Parks and Recreation Departments 60+ Activity Center is in partnership with Samaritan Health Services and the National Recreation and Parks Association to be offering the Walk With Ease virtual program. An introduction to the virtual format and an overview will be on Friday September 11th from 3:00-4:00pm. The six-week class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00pm. First class to begin on September 14th and runs through October 19th. There will be no class held on Monday, September, 28th.

You can register on line for our virtual programs at www.newportoregon.gov/sc  and click on the yellow banner and the 60+ Activities Tab to register for virtual sessions. A zoom link will be provided to those registered prior to the program or class. If you have any questions about ZOOM or how to sign up please call the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 541 574 5459.

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