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The St Clair County Medical Society is interested in improving the health of our community by promoting walking clubs throughout our county. Brisk walking 30 minutes five days a week reduces the risk of developing diabetes by 58%, decreases cardiovascular disease and obesity. People who walk are at lower risk of breast cancer and colon cancer. For people with osteoarthritis, walking improves mobility and function. In addition, walking improves psychological well-being and self esteem. And the Blue Water area is so beautiful with many exceptional walking opportunities!

The St Clair County Medical Society Foundation launched the Blue Water Walking Club program in partnership with the YMCA and the St. Clair County Healthy Lifestyles Workgroup to improve the health of our community. The first ten walking groups that enroll in the program will receive free water bottles. Each walking group must have at least 5 to 10 participants and must walk a minimum of 30 minutes three to five days a week for 6 to 8 weeks. All participants will receive health information on the benefits of walking as well as information on events in our area via email. Join our Blue Water Walking Club Facebook page, Blue Water Walking Club. Following completion of the 8 weeks of walking all participants will receive a free Family Day Pass at the Y.

Participants in the 2019 Walking Club will be asked to complete a brief survey at the end of the program detailing the number of participants, benefits, and ideas. 

The 2019 Walking Club registration is now closed. Some great spots to get a group together and walk include: Blue Water River Walk, Black River Walk, Wadhams to Avoca Trail or any of the county or city parks throughout the Blue Water Area, or even at work or in your neighborhood.