Walking can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol. And if done at a moderate pace for just 30 minutes a day, walking has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. That’s why we are expanding our Walk to Thrive program to invite parents to Stroll to Thrive with their infants or toddlers.
It’s a free, fun walking club at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville — a great way to meet other parents and stay fit. As a member of the walking club, you’ll have access to the Galleria in the morning before the stores open, so you can enjoy a peaceful, climate-controlled walking environment, with no traffic, no intersections to cross, and an easy-to-follow mile-long route through the mall. Club members meet each Friday at 9 a.m. near Sears at the kids play area on the first floor for a 1-mile stroll around the Galleria.
Kaiser Permanente physicians and health professionals will lead regularly scheduled walks and host monthly health education seminars for those in the walking club.
Join and you’ll receive a free t-shirt, and complimentary gift — and membership is free. The walking club is open to all members and nonmembers of Kaiser Permanente.
Although our Capitol Mall walks ended in September with the closure of the Farmers Market, you can still keep moving. The weather continues to be nice so you and your coworkers can keep the Walk to Thrive momentum going by meeting up for a lunchtime walk. You probably know the route by now, but click here to remind yourself and to print out for your fellow walkers.