Cape Cod National Seashore and Cape Cod Healthcare have teamed up for the fourth summer season for Healthy Parks, Healthy People, a walking program to promote health and wellness.
Healthy Parks, Healthy People begins on Monday at Cape Cod National Seashore and will feature Cape Cod Healthcare physicians, nurses, and staff working with park rangers to help motivate participants to increase movement through enjoyment of the outdoors while improving their health in the process.
Healthy Parks, Healthy People is a movement adopted by the National Park Service as part of its centennial anniversary in 2016.
From June 4 through August 31, CCHC will staff an on-site “base” at Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham. Participants will learn about the five trails they may choose to walk and will receive maps and guides. Interested participants may have their blood pressure read as well as their height, weight and body mass index measured by registered medical staff. Participants will receive a personal passport to record their walking performances and personal readings. The base will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8 am to 11 am, weather permitting, and not on holidays.
Over the past three seasons, 361 participants have registered.