Walking your weigh to better health

Are you concerned about your weight, blood pressure, bone density or general health?  The Walking your Weigh to Better Health is an eleven (11) week walking, muscle strengthening and educational program designed to address the above concerns.

Walking at a moderate to brisk pace is one way to prevent/control high blood pressure; lifting hand held weights is one way to strengthen your bones; and learning about proper nutrition is another way to reduce high blood pressure, increase bone density and loose weight.

This program will be conducted at the Fernandina Beach Recreation Center on Atlantic Avenue in the main auditorium.  After signing in, a mini educational lesson will be given, followed by warm up and stretching, then 40 minutes of muscle strengthening exercises, then 40 minutes of walking either on the Green Way or inside the Auditorium, and concluding with cool down stretching.  Frequent taste testing demonstrations will be given to emphasize that changing eating habits can be tasty and healthy.

All you need to bring is a positive attitude, willingness to work hard, comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothes and hand held weights (minimum 2 lbs).

Time and Date:  From 9 AM to 11 AM every Tuesday for 11 consecutive weeks beginning January 4th and ending March 15th.  There is a $40 registration fee.
Location:  Fernandina Beach Recreation Center – Auditorium

To register contact University of Florida, Nassau County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Meg McAlpine at 904-530-6350



“University of Florida Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin.”




Meg McAlpine
FCS Agent IV
Contributing Editor