Get ready to tie up those sneakers and “Step Into Summer”

WICOMICO CO., Md. – If you’re looking for some fun tomorrow Walk Wicomico and the Wicomico County Health Department is making that happen.

The organizations are hosting Step Into Summer which is a 1-mile walk tomorrow at the Fruitland Recreational Park at 12 pm. Officials tell 47 ABC that walking has many benefits, including reducing health concerns like type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, and helps to support mental health by lifting your mood and reducing anxiety. Tammy Griffin with the Wicomico County Health Department says walking is better with friends so be sure to lace up those sneakers.

“Our goal is really just to start pulling the communities throughout Wicomico together, to just get up and get out, get moving and try to get people more active again,” says Tammy Griffin, Director of Prevention and Health Communications with the Wicomico County Health Department.

Refreshments, healthy snacks, and water will be provided.

In August they are launching the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, it’s a 1 year-long commitment. The program will focus on physical and mental health along with nutrition to create a happier and healthier lifestyle. Registration for that event and the walk tomorrow is on their website.

“We meet people where they are, and we work with them, just to encourage people to get up and get going and do what we can to stay active,” says Griffin.
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