A free health education program called Women Out Walking starts on Saturday, March 27, at Evanston Township High School.
The 12-week walking campaign to promote health, wellness, community and physical activity is open to women of all ages and fitness levels.
The program is sponsored by the Evanston Health Department and funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health. It will run on Saturdays through June 20.
Organizers say the walking regimen may prevent depression, lower stress levels, elevate overall mood, improve sleep, lengthen life span, manage weight, reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke, control blood pressure, reduce the risk of breast cancer and type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Each walker will receive a walking journal, a pedometer, a WOW t-shirt and a chance to win prizes.
The first session will be held in the high school auditorium and participants should use the Bacon Cafeteria entrance from the school’s west parking lot.
To register visit the program website or call 847-328-2100, ext. 2498.