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Published on September 11, 2012

Walk for Wellness Program Kicks Off New Season Sept. 20

ABERDEEN (Sept. 11, 2012) – The fall kickoff for the “Walk for Wellness” program features Dr. Mohammad Alsumrain, a pulmonologist with Avera Medical Group Aberdeen Pulmonology, talking about “Breathing and Exercise.” The public is invited to this free presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Aberdeen’s Lakewood Mall Community Room.

There will be door prizes and refreshments. “Walk for Wellness” is for anyone interested in exercise and becoming part of the program, which invites participants to use the controlled environment of Lakewood Mall for a regular walking program. A one-mile course has been measured out at the mall. Free monthly educational programs by health care professionals from Avera St. Luke’s are offered the third Thursday evening of each month.

People interested in “Walk for Wellness” can pick up a brochure at the Lakewood Mall office or the hospital, both sponsors of the program. Those who participate will receive starter packets from the Cardiac Rehab Program at Avera St. Luke’s that contain information on the health benefits of walking, diet, stress, cardiac risk factors and stretching exercises. Packets are also available at Bur Mar’s Shoes at the mall. Before beginning a walking program, it is advisable to consult your physician, especially when special medical problems exist.

Lakewood Mall is open to walkers from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Walkers are asked to log their miles, since special recognition will be given to participants at the Spring Fling celebration in May. For more information, call (605) 622-5533.