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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 13 – September 26
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co.)

Armstrong Park
821 Beck Lane, Lafayette, IN
 

Mondays,
9 am

June 6 – September 26
Monticello (White Co.)

Altherr Nature Park
State Rd. 39 and Tioga Rd.,
Monticello, IN

For questions on Lafayette & Monticello walking groups, please contact Rhonda Jones at rjones41@iuhealth.org.

Get Walking in Muncie!

No registration required. Check-in 15 minutes prior to start time.

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

Saturday, June 11

7:30am- early-bird

8:30am- Walk with a Doc

Walk Indiana

*Free blood pressure checks from 7:15-8:30am!

Cardinal Greenway Depot

700 E. Wysor

Saturday, June 25

Saturday, July 23

Saturday, August 27

8:30am

Bike Club

Cardinal Greenway Depot

July & August locations TBA

Saturday, July 9
7:30am - early-bird
8:30am - Walk with a Doc

Walk Indiana

*Free blood pressure checks from 7:15-8:30am!

McGalliard Road Trailhead

(next to Olive Garden)

Saturday August 13

7:30am- early-bird

8:30am- Walk with a Doc

Walk Indiana

*Free blood pressure checks from 7:15-8:30am!

*Same day as Muncie Bikefest

Prairie Creek Trailhead

Saturday September 10

8am- 13.1 Mile Half Marathon

9am- 10K and 5K event

 

Walk Indiana Event  

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!”

Olcott Park Shelter

2300 East Canada Drive
Bloomington, IN, 47401

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