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CSD Proudly Announces Community Hall-Walking Program

As part of its continued efforts to encourage and facilitate healthy lifestyles in our schools and communities, Colchester School District’s award-winning wellness program is please to announce a new community hall-walking program.

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking

The program has been designed in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health and the Town of Colchester’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Residents who are interested in walking indoors during winter months as a means of remaining physically active may do so at the following locations on the following schedule:

Malletts Bay School: Mornings: 6:00-7:30 a.m.
Afternoons/Evenings: 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Colchester Middle School: Mornings: 6:00-7:15 a.m.
Afternoons/Evenings: 3:00-8:00 p.m.

Colchester High School: Mornings: 6:00-7:00 a.m.
Afternoons/Evenings: 5:30-9:00 p.m.

A kickoff event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. at Malletts Bay School. Malletts Bay Ospreys will be on hand to provide tours, and anyone who joins the program can receive a free pedometer. The program is free, and all are encouraged to participate. Interested residents can register through Colchester Parks and Recreation (please call 264-5640) or at the kickoff event.

There are seemingly endless benefits to walking. Along with its ability to help walkers’ lower blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, and improve circulation, it can help prevent osteoporosis, certain types of cancer, and risk of heart disease and stroke. It can help foster opportunities for socialization, promote better sleep, and even help with stress and anxiety management. And did we mention that it’s free?

For more information, including rules, maps, parking details, and other items, please visit the new wellness website, or contact Connie Gavin, CSD’s wellness coordinator. And to learn more about the district’s comprehensive wellness program, click here!

And for more information about the district’s policy around the use of school facilities for other community events, please see the article published here on CSD Spotlight on August 17, 2011.

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