PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — It isn’t your bizarre stroll within the park. It is about group, togetherness and sustaining Philadelphia’s many public parks.
The strolling program started in 2017 and is run by way of the Fairmount Park Conservancy. They’ve 17 completely different teams within the metropolis now every at its personal park.
“To have strolling teams, it opens up a freedom, a platform to embolden folks to come back out and go to with their neighbor,” mentioned Fairmount Parks Conservancy member Nicole Seahorne Hameen.
This group calls Clark Park in West Philadelphia their dwelling.
She says the well being advantages of discovering a strolling group close to you’re quite a few.
“Strolling reduces melancholy, clears the thoughts, helps handle weight achieve. And for folks of shade it is about taking over area in a constructive manner and for all allies and supporters to come back collectively,” she mentioned.
Walker Frank Likelihood is on a mission to remain wholesome. He went on a strolling pilgrimage in Japan and ended up shedding 40 kilos and decreasing his ldl cholesterol.
“I am strolling proof that strolling works,” he mentioned.
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