New walking path on the Peninsula

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Peninsula Town Center has unveiled a new walking path to help residents and shoppers get moving.

The one-mile route at the outdoor shopping center has messages along the way that encourage a healthy lifestyle and give information about the benefits of walking.

The path was created in conjunction with The American Heart Association, which asks local residents to walk for at least 30 minutes a day, to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease.

Peninsula Town Center is honored to be a part of such an invigorating initiative,” said Suzanne Higgs, Marketing Manager. “It’s exciting to see the community work together to make positive strides to better the health of our residents.”

In the same news release, Elisa Wills, Vice President of the American Heart Association in Hampton Roads said, “Over sixty-six percent of American adults are considered overweight and obese and nearly 70 percent are not engaging in regular, moderate or even light physical activity. It’s imperative that people know how important 30 minutes of walking a day is to their cardiovascular health. Walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity and just a few extra steps a day is a simple and easy way to take an active role in maintaining a significantly healthier life.”

The American Heart Association offers materials and tools to help you with your walking goals. Download a custom plan here to track your progress and to see a list of paths nationwide.

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