Walking challenge helps fitness level

Staying in shape and leading a healthy lifestyle is important, and even something as simple as a walk can make a difference.

Staying in shape and leading a healthy lifestyle is important, and even something as simple as a walk can make a difference.

Not only does walking burn calories and tone muscles, it helps reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure and more.

Nanaimo residents have the opportunity to join the Weight Watchers’ Walk-!t Challenge,  a five-kilometre trek to get them on the road to better health.

The walk takes place Sunday (June 3) at the Running Room at Country Club Centre at 8:30 a.m.

The walk is free, but pre-registration is required at www.runningroom.com/weightwatchers.