05/17/2005

‘Walking Women’s Wednesdays’ Begin May 18

Program Aims to Improve Health of Women in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health will hold its first “Walking Women’s Wednesday” on May 18 as a part of the WV DIVAS OUT WALKING program. 

WV DIVAS OUT WALKING is a six-week walking program designed to encourage women of all ages to walk at least 30 minutes per day. Through this program, the Center hopes to increase the number of women who engage in regular physical activity and thereby reduce the rate of obesity and the risks of heart disease and diabetes in West Virginia women.

Walking Women’s Wednesday group walks will occur at the following places every Wednesday through June 22.

11:30 a.m.            Ruby Memorial Hospital (meet in the front of main entrance)

Noon               WVU Mountainlair (meet at the Mountaineer)

5:30 p.m.        Radisson Hotel at Waterfront Place (meet at top of steps leading down to trail and stay after your walk for a complimentary buffet)

The mission of the Center is to improve the well being of all women across the lifespan through education, research, clinical care, community partnerships and promotion of leadership of women in academic health professions. WVU houses one of only 21 National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health nationwide.

For more information contact Colleen Harshbarger at 290-2700 or morgantownyoga@verizon.net .

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For more information:
Colleen Harshbarger, (304) 290-3700
morgantownyoga@verizon.net
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