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Walking club steps up exercise and fun

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Bloomington Parks and Recreation is offering a free walking club Tuesdays, 10 a.m., beginning in May. Along with all the benefits of walking, club participants can socialize, learn more about Bloomington parks and enjoy nature.

The walking club is geared towards active seniors, but everyone is welcome! A staff member will guide participants on one-to-three-mile walks of varying intensity. Participants set their own pace.

Registration is required at A detailed map and trail description will be provided in advance. For more information, call Creekside Community Center at 952-563-4944.

Benefits of walking

Walking offers health benefits to people of all ages, including:

1. Strengthening your heart.

2. Lowering blood sugar.

3. Easing joint pain.

4. Boosting immune function.

5. Burning calories.

6. Improving mood.

7. Extending life expectancy.

8. Toning legs.

9. Enhancing creative thinking.