Wright State’s Healthy Steps program returns

Photo of the Wright State University Nutter Center

Healthy Steps participants should enter through Gate 3 at the Wright State University Nutter Center.

Nearly 11 million steps. That’s how many were taken last winter in Wright State’s Healthy Steps program, an effort to help faculty, staff and members of the public stay fit and heart healthy over the winter by walking.

The program is returning for its third year, with the university providing a warm, safe and dry exercise environment by opening the doors of the Wright State Nutter Center twice a week.

Sponsored by Premier Health, the walks will be held between 5 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights from Jan. 9 through March 27.

Walking is free and open to the public. (Adults 18 and older only, please.) Participants enter through Gate 3 of the Nutter Center.

The walking will take place on the arena concourse, in which one lap is approximately one-fourth mile.

Participants will be given a pedometer at their first walk—enabling them to keep track of all their steps—and be encouraged to wear it each time they walk. Walkers will sign in before beginning and log their steps when finished.

Representatives of Premier Health will be on site on several occasions to provide health information and free screenings such as blood pressure checks.

Some walks may be canceled due to other events at the arena. For an up-to-date schedule and any changes, visit nuttercenter.com

Questions should be directed to Jackie Schetter at jackie.schetter@wright.edu

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