There’s a lot of fear out there that Spring will never come and Walleye Weekend will be an ice fishing tournament. Hmmm, would be interesting I guess but won’t happen so wipe that thought from your mind. Spring is coming and with it some exciting news! New bike paths and bike lanes in roads have been built to connect with existing bike paths to create a loop around Fond du Lac. This will provide more options, not just for biking, but for walking, walking the dog, roller blading, etc.
Why is walking or biking so good for you? Here are just a few key benefits of physical activity:
- Improves blood circulation throughout your body
- Keeps your weight under control
- Improves your blood cholesterol levels
- Prevents and manages high blood pressure
- Prevents bone loss
- Boosts your energy level
- Releases tension
- Improves your ability to fall asleep quickly and sleep well
- Improves your self-image
- Helps manage stress
- Counters anxiety and depression
- Increases your enthusiasm and optimism
- Increases your muscle strength
A daily exercise program can provide a way for you to share an activity with your family and friends, while helping you establish good heart-healthy habits. Daily exercise can help your child deter conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels, and poor lifestyle habits that lead to heart attack and stroke later in life. If you are an older adult, daily physical activity can help delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging, and help you maintain your quality of life and independence longer.
Join the Fond du Lac community as it celebrates the opening of the Loop during a Community Block Party at the YMCA on May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon that will combine the bike rodeo and Healthy Kids Day. There will be fit checks for bikes, helmet fittings, bike skill training and a bike obstacle course. Other activities and a healthy breakfast will be provided by the Y/Club. At noon, there will be a Loop ribbon cutting on the Brooke street trail. Save the date and stay tuned for more updates. This should be an exciting event!