Walks is a project of the Community
Heart Health Coalition of Ulster County. The goal of
this project is to increase the amount of time that people
who live in Ulster County spend walking or engaging in other
Helps with weight loss
Improves heart health
Strengthens your muscles, bones heart and lungs
Makes you feel better
Helps you to handle stress
Helps to control blood pressure and diabetes
Helps to lower the risk of colon and breast cancer
Gives you energy and sparkle
Do explore your neighborhood for safe and pretty walking
Do put walking at the top of your to-do list.
Do wear comfortable shoes.
Do keep a pair of white sweat socks in your briefcase
or pocketbook and comfortable shoes in your car, desk or
locker at work.
Do meet a friend for a walk.
Do keep a water bottle handy.
Do wear white or reflective clothes if you walk at night.
Do protect yourself from the sun.
Don’t carry hand weights when your walk
(keeping fists clenched can raise blood pressure).