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Get Strong. Get Walking.

Good news! Just 30 minutes of walking, five times a week, can help you live a healthier life and improve your overall health.

Participating in a daily walking routine can help you:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage various health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Lift your mood
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Improve your balance and coordination

The lifestyle changes in diet and increases in daily walking were found to be more effective in reducing the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes than treatment with the drug metformin (58% versus 31% reduction in risk).

  • The lifestyle changes in diet and exercise in daily walking were found to be more effective in reducing the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes than some drug treatments.
  • Walking more than four hours per week reduces the risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease by 30%.
  • Brisk walking can increase good cholesterol levels (HDL), reduce triglyceride levels in the blood, reduce depression and increase your life span.

Get Walking in Lafayette & Monticello!

Please complete the registration form for Lafayette & Monticello walking groups.

Lafayette & Monticello Registration.

Date & Time Community Location
Mondays,
9 am

June 2 – September 29
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co.)

Armstrong Park
9th Street and Beck Lane
Pavilion near baseball field

Tuesdays,
9 am

June 3 – September 30
Monticello (White Co.)

Altherr Nature Park
South Main Street
Across from Marathon gas station

For questions on Lafayette & Monticello walking groups, please contact Kier Crites at mcrites@iuhealth.org.

Get Walking in Muncie!

No registration required. 

Date & Time Walking Group Location
Wednesdays
5:15pm

Rain or shine; year round
YMCA Walking Club YMCA of Muncie
500 S. Mulberry Street
Muncie, IN
Thursdays
5:15pm

Now – September 11th
Whitely Community Walking Club Roy C. Buley Community Center
1111 N. Penn Street
Muncie, IN
Saturday June 14,
8am
Walk Indiana Training Walks &
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Walk
with a Doc on the Cardinal Greenway
Cardinal Greenway Prairie Creek Trailhead
South County Road 475
East on West side of Prairie Creek Reservoir
Muncie, IN

(For directions call 765.287.0399)
Saturday July 12,
8am
Walk Indiana Training Walks &
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Walk
with a Doc on the Cardinal Greenway
Cardinal Greenway McGalliard Road Trailhead
Intersection of trail and McGalliard Road
Muncie, IN

(For directions call 765.287.0399)
Saturday, August 2,
8am
Walk Indiana Training Walks &
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Walk
with a Doc on the Cardinal Greenway
Cardinal Greenway
Medford Trailhead on SR 35 South
Muncie, IN

(For directions call 765.287.0399)

For questions, please contact John Disher at jdisher1@iuhealth.org.

Get Walking in Bloomington!

No registration required.  

Date & Time Community Location
Thursdays
6-7pm

Now – October 30th
Bloomington (Monroe County)
“I’m Not a Runner Walking Group!”
Village in Renwick
1557 S Piazza Dr,
Bloomington, IN, 47401

For questions on Bloomington walking groups, please contact Carol Weiss-Kennedy at 812.353.9371.

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