2018-07-18 / Front Page

Women Walk Putnam County

Fourth season of walking, talking and getting healthy!
Purdue Extension Corner

American Heart Association (2018) reports heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States of America. Reports show heart disease causes one in three deaths each year. While we know that some individuals are more at risk for heart disease than others, we also know that incorporating healthy lifestyle changes, positively affects the longevity of one’s life. We also know research proves adapting exercise and healthy eating into our lifestyle helps in preventing heart disease.

Therefore, in efforts of addressing the dietary and exercise aspect of a healthy lifestyle, we would like to introduce two walking programs available through Purdue Extension- Putnam County.

Women Walk Putnam County, is a program for individuals to participate in the healthy activity of walking together each week while engaging in conversation, and meeting new friends. Women Walk Putnam County is a free walking program sponsored by the Purdue Extension Office and Putnam County Hospital. Through this program, our organizations strive to encourage women to walk into a healthier life while decreasing the prevalence of heart disease. We will kick off this program with a luncheon and guest speaker presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m., Robe-Ann Park, Shelter 5, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Another program Purdue Extension would like to offer is entitled Get WalkIN’. Get WalkIN’ is an email based walking program. Participants can sign up, walk on their own and receive emailed support and information. Participants will be asked to complete two short online surveys. Any resident of the county who is aged 18 years and older may enroll. If you are interested in participating or want more information contact Jennifer Cannon (cannon16@purdue.edu) via email.

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution.

Visit our homepage at www.extension. purdue.edu/putnam or you can contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 765- 653-8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee. Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Upcoming Events

July 20-27 – Putnam County 4-H Fair

August 3-19 – Indiana State Fair

August 15 – My Record of Achievement 4-H Workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Extension Office

August 22- Women Walk Putnam County Kickoff Luncheon, 10:30 a.m.

August 22- Get Walk’ IN Program- Contact Extension office to Register

August 27- Beginning Guide To Grant Writing

(by Jennifer Cannon, Extension Educator Health & Human Sciences Purdue Extension - Putnam County)

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