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Improving Access to, and around Parks through Walkability by creating the Kalena Park Healthy Half Mile.
The Kalena Park Healthy Half Mile is a project to promote physical activity in Līhu‘e’s town core on the island of Kaua‘i. Over the last three months, Get Fit Kauai‘s Kalena Park Action Group has been working to bring this wonderful project to life for the community. The Half Mile Walk starts and ends at Kalena Park. With many thanks to Tommy Noyes of Kaua‘i Path, Larry Feinstein of Kaua‘i Cares, and Alyssa Miyake, Kalena Park Program Coordinator of Get Fit Kaua‘i, ¼ mile markers were strategically placed around the loop. See symbols on map for mile marker locations.
Installing Healthy Half Mile Signage
The Healthy Half Mile kicked off on Sunday, March 12, during Fitness Week in the Park. Twenty-five people (not all shown in the photo below) did not let any amount of rain stop them from being the first to experience the new walking loop. People of all ages and fitness abilities enjoyed the 15-minute walk and even learned new things on the short journey.
Regular physical activity like walking is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. Moving/Walking more and sitting less have tremendous benefits for everyone, regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, or current fitness level. Walking has both physical and mental health benefits. The Healthy Half Mile is an easy, flat, fun and Half Mile Walk! It requires virtually no equipment, and no money, and can be done almost any time of the day. So, slip on those sneakers and check out the new Kalena Park Healthy Half Mile Walk for the health of it! For more info, go to www.kalenapark.com.
Article submitted by Bev Brody of Get Fit Kaua‘i. Learn more at getfitkauai.com.