CHI Health and Mayor Beutler Launch "Sidewalk Marathon"

Think You Can’t Do a Marathon?
We’re about to Prove You Wrong!

Want to lose weight? Have more energy? Stop being so stressed out?

CHI Health is going to make it easy and fun for you to reach your goals. We’re inviting you to join the “Sidewalk Marathon.”

We’re not asking you to run a marathon – 26.2 miles – we want you to walk it in 30 days. That’s about one extra mile a day.

Some reasons to lace up the sneakers:

  •          Walking 20 extra minutes a day can burn seven pounds of body fat a year!
  •          You’ll have more energy. Just a little walking pays off big -- 30 minutes a day five days a week can cut your risk of heart disease in half.
  •          It can reduce your stress, cholesterol and blood pressure while it fights dementia, arthritis, depression and diabetes.
  •          You’ll smile more. Studies show that even a 10-minute walk boosts your brain chemistry to increase happiness.

Join us for our Sidewalk Marathon kickoff September 12th. CHI Health St. Elizabeth President Kim Moore and Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler will join CHI Health employees to walk the first mile with you. Sports trainers will be available to answer your questions. Then, the next four Wednesdays, CHI Health experts will discuss topics important to your heath: curbing cravings, the dangers of processed foods, fixing a bad mood and creating healthy habits.

What: Sidewalk Marathon
When: Monday, September 12th at 9 a.m.
Why: To get fit together
Where: Union Plaza (Corner of 21st & Q)

After that, we’re holding special seminars to keep you motivated and connected with people on social media. Just use the hashtag #SidewalkMarathon

Wed., Sept. 14

6:30pm

CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Rose Room

10 Ways to Beat Those Cravings: They Come from your Brain, Not your Stomach

Wed., Sept. 21

6:30pm

CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Rose Room

How to Create Healthy Habits

Wed., Sept. 28

6:30pm

CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Rose Room

Six Fast Fixes for a Bad Mood

Wed., Oct. 5

6:30pm

CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Rose Room

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