WALK, it's good for you!
Stark Walks is a collaboration between the Stark County Health Department and United Way of Greater Stark County through Live Well Stark County coalition. It was made possible with the help of the Creating Healthy Communities Grant and the Stark County Park District.
The purpose of Stark Walks is to encourage people to get out and exercise in their own communities on pedestrian-friendly, safe pathways! Each route includes signs that indicate distance and approximate travel time, so individuals can measure their walking distance and time spent being physically active! Walking burns calories, improves fitness & mood, and strengthens bones and muscles. It can also reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and Type II diabetes. Everyone is encouraged to take a step in the right direction - walk the paths, explore your community, get exercise and be healthy! Create a culture of happier, healthier, longer life! Let's work together to reduce health risks in Stark County!