You are invited to the First Annual - WCFR Walk for Health
Time: Registration will be from 9AM - 10AM, Walk will be from 10AM - 11AM & Health Fair will be from 11AM - 2PM
Location: Eugene Levy Memorial Park 920 Route 45, Pomona, NY 10970
Fee: A $10 donation is suggested for participants to attend this event.
***Dog walkers are welcome.
Please RSVP by: September 27th, 2012
WCFR Walk for Health is a new initiative of WCFR Health Education (one of the services provided by Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc.) WCFR Health Education focuses on educating community members worldwide of fatal health conditions and preventative measures. The WCFR Health Education goals are: to increase awareness of fatal health conditions, promote healthy lifestyles and improve community health.
Physical activity helps control weight, but it has other benefits. Physical activity such as walking can help improve health even without weight loss. People who are physically active live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Improving spaces and having safe places to walk can help more people become physically active (CDC, 2012).
*Aerobic activities like brisk walking, running, swimming and bicycling make you breathe harder and make your heart and blood vessels healthier.
Less than half of all adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.
- Adults need at least 2 and 1/2 hours (150 minutes) a week of aerobic physical activity. This should be at a moderate level, such as a fast-paced walk for no less than 10 minutes at a time.
- Women and older adults are not as likely to get the recommended level of weekly physical activity.
- Inactive adults have higher risk for early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.
- Regular physical activity helps people get and keep a healthy weight.
- Walkable communities result in more physical activity.