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Wayne Post
  • Bike & Hike shows how physical activity can be fun

  • Come join Cornell Cooperative Extension Creating Healthy Paces Project, a grant funded by the NYS DOH, and celebrate summer with Bike & Hike. Bike & Hike will take place at different Farmers’ Markets throughout Wayne County July 10 through 18.  The event promotes physical activity, supporting local farmers and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.

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  • Now that summer is here, it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy some simple but fun physical activity.
    According to walkinginfo.org, physical activity helps you stay at a healthy weight, reduce stress, sleep better, and feel better overall. Physical activity need not be very strenuous for an individual to reap significant health benefits.
    Come join Cornell Cooperative Extension Creating Healthy Paces Project, a grant funded by the NYS DOH, and celebrate summer with Bike & Hike. Bike & Hike will take place at different Farmers’ Markets throughout Wayne County July 10 through 18.  The event promotes physical activity, supporting local farmers and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.
    Families and individuals are invited to come and Bike & Hike on:
    Wednesday, July 10 at Sodus Farmers Market on Belden Avenue from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
    Thursday, July 11 at Newark Farmers Market on Church Street from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
    Saturday, July 13 at Clyde Farmers Market on Columbia Street from 8 a.m. to noon.
    Thursday, July 18 at Wolcott Farmers Market on Northup Park from 2 to 6 p.m.
    The walk/bike route will be approximately 1 mile. As you finish each individual will receive a $2 incentive coupon to spend that day on fresh fruits and vegetables with the local vendors at the Farmers’ Market. Buying and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables helps you make half your plate fruits and vegetables as recommended by Myplate.gov. EBT Cards are accepted at the listed Farmers’ Markets.
    Children need to move for at least an hour a day. Youth 14 and under who would like to bike will need a helmet to participate.
    On July 11 at the Newark Farmers Market, July 13 at the Clyde Community Market, and July 18 at the Wolcott Farmers’ Market Public Health Educators from the Wayne County Department of Health will be on hand to fit helmets properly and give children free helmets. The helmet giveaway will be from 3 to 5 p.m. all days and a parent/guardian needs to be present.
    According to healthywalking.org, even small increases in light to moderate activity, equivalent to walking for about 30 minutes per day, will produce measurable benefits among those who are least active. For more information on the Creating Healthy Places Bike & Hike, contact Kimberly Gardner at 331-8415 or kag19@cornell.edu.
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