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“Walk With Ease” – A Living Well Utah Workshop

Walk With Ease  Program is a community-based, group walking program specifically designed to help individuals start and maintain a safe walking routine.

Program Benefits

Trained instructors cover how to warm up and cool down, stretch, and set personal exercise goals. Each class also includes health education topics related to arthritis and exercise. Participants must be able to stand for at least five minutes. Participants completing the program report experiencing:

  • Improved functional ability
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased confidence in one’s ability to exercise

What Is Provided To Participants

Classes meet three times per week for an hour. One session is 6 weeks long. After the initial session, participants are encouraged to maintain their walking routine by forming independent walking groups. Walk With Ease can also be delivered in a self-directed format with a workbook and weekly interaction with a trained leader to guide the participant.Each class offers:

  • Pre-walk discussion covering topics related to exercise and arthritis
  • Warm-up and stretches
  • Self-paced 10- to 40-minute walk
  • Cool down and stretches
  • Social interaction

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Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources:

  • The Utah Arthritis Program aims to increase self-management skills and improve the quality of life for all Utahns affected by arthritis and other chronic conditions.

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