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Lee Health Wellness Center launches morning walking club

Posted at 5:51 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 08:04:04-04

The Lee Health Wellness Center in Cape Coral launches their new walking club Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. It's free and open to everyone in the community.

There are many benefits to walking. The Lee Health Wellness Center says it helps improve cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. It also helps people maintain their body weight and lower their risk of obesity. It enhances your mood, but also helps with your memory and thinking skills.

Participants who log their miles can also win prizes like t-shirts, sports water bottles and hats.

The walk takes place on the Pathway To Discovery, which is a 1.7 mile route that includes gardens, a pond and exercise stations.

The club begins walking every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at the Lee Health Wellness Center  at 609 SE 13th Court, Cape Coral. If you are interested in registering to be a member, you can call 239-424-3210 or email HealthyLifeCenter@LeeHealth.org.