Walking Off The Weight:

| 24 May 2012 | 12:41

WEST MILFORD — Do you want to be in better shape but need support?The West Milford Health Department, in partnership with Chilton Hospital, is offering a new program “Walking Off the Weight.” This seven-week program is designed for adults who want to get in shape and benefit from support of their peers.

Many of us have trouble losing weight, either we can not stick to a diet or exercise daily.At “Walking Off the Weight” you will learn about the proper way to eat.Topics include the following:

learning to eat whole and healthy

the importance of fruits and veggies

portion control stress your suggested calorie intake

exercise wearing proper footwear.

In addition, there will be other pointers that will aid in healthy eating.Each week a different speaker will be participating, including, Foot Solutions, ShopRite, Mid-Summer Farms of Warwick and New York Sports Club of Butler. Take advantage of the weekly weigh-ins and body fat analysis to keep motivated.

Then take part in a group walk immediately after the education session at the West Milford High School Track.The walking portion will take place from 9 to 10a.m. Did you know simply by walking regularly you can burn calories, strengthen muscles and bones, lower blood pressure, cut cholesterol levels, improve sleep, reduce stress and the risk of heart disease, diabetes and more. Senior citizens are welcome. Parents and their children (fourth grade and over) are encouraged to attend together. Make it a group effort and join with a friend.

The group will meet at Macopin Middle School, on Wednesday mornings, fromJune 27 through Aug. 14(there is no meeting on July 4) at 8:30a.m., rain or shine, followed by the group walk (weather permitting).

This is a free program. Registration is required.Please call Marianne Stillman, health educator, at 201-248-4551 to register, or email mstillman@chiltonhealth.org.Space is limited, so all are encouraged to register early.