Keep Walking to Better Health: Local Indoor Walking Venues

. February 29, 2020.
walking

Walking improves our health. The Arthritis Foundation lists twelve benefits of walking including improved circulation, weight management, improved mood and better sleep. Consumer Reports acknowledges that a better memory and lower stress levels are benefits derived from walking. The Harvard Health Blog states that walking helps us have “a longer life with less disability.”

Snow, ice, rain and other safety issues are not a barrier to walking year-round. There are several FREE indoor walking venues in our community. Visit these locations to take advantage of the benefits of walking.

Oregon. Clay High School. Open to anyone in the Oregon school district. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4-7pm. Prior registration required (the form is online at Oregoncityschools.org, search for “Walking Club”).

East Toledo. “Walk the Halls” at Waite High School. Monday through Friday, 3-5 pm. Obtain credentials through the East Toledo Senior Center. 419-691-1429.

West and South Toledo. University of Toledo. Rocket Hall, Health Science Campus, University Hall. Search Rocket Wellness Menu at utoledo.edu for details and maps.

Perrysburg. Commodore Building Gym (419-874-9131) and Perrysburg High School (419-874-3181). Monday through Friday, 8am – 3pm the school is not using the gyms. Check in at the main desk and obtain a badge.

Maumee. Administration Building, 9am-3pm, Door 1, 419-893-3200. Gateway Middle School, 6-8pm, Door 15, 419-893-3386.

Sylvania. Tam-O-Shanter. 419-882-1500. Monday through Friday, 9am-noon, on the turf field in the Field House on the west side
of the building.

Toledo/Sylvania. Westfield Mall. The mall opens at 8:30am for “mall walkers.” Two laps around the mall equals 1.5 miles.

Multiple locations. Lowe’s stores in Sylvania, N. Toledo, Perrysburg and Adrian, MI. are dog-friendly and “love their walkers.” 6am-9pm Monday-Saturday and 8am-9pm Sunday. The best times are the early hours when the stores are less busy.

Visit these locations to derive the health
benefits of walking year-round!

Trending

Go Digital!

Changing communications with COVID-19 You’ve texted (and occasionally even Face-timed) your friends, children and grandchildren countless times, and perhaps you have participated in an occasional Zoom event. But those modes of communication just don’t replace the face-to-face time and personal contacts that have been removed from our lives due to the pandemic.  But,  technology may

Autumn Adventures within Driving Distance

After a lazy summer soaking in the sun, gardening and afternoon swims, let’s look forward to the joys of changing seasons.  Approaching the time of pumpkin patches and chrysanthemums, cinnamon donuts and cider, changing leaves and crisp air — fall means a trip on the open road to witness the changes across the countryside. We

Mature Living Recipes

PESTO Pesto is the single best use of our huge basil plants!  It is easy, delicious, and easily adapted. We are giving our basic recipe, suggesting changes and mentioning a few uses for Pesto. Recipe 2-3 big handfuls of clean basil leaves ⅓ C. Toasted pine nuts ½ C. Parmesan cheese 1 clove of garlic,

Lifelong Learning: Great places to learn more about your favorite subjects

The desire to learn never really goes away, no matter how old you are. Whether learning and training in a new skill or simply finding out more about a new topic, human curiosity endures. Older adults have a plethora of ways to satisfy that urge— both at home and in the classroom. With a rise