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Monday, March 25, 2013

Dakota County, Hastings invite residents to get out and walk

Dakota County Simple Steps and A Healthier Hastings 4 All (AH-HA) have joined together for a wellness initiative that will kick off with an event from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, April 1, at Regina Medical Center, 1175 Nininger Road, Hastings. At the event, participants can learn about Simple Steps and AH-HA, take a 15-minute walk around the Regina campus and enter drawings for health-related prizes. Refreshments will be provided.
 
The Simple Steps walking program, which is in its sixth year, has participants record their walking time online to be eligible for prizes. Online resources like walking tips and maps of interesting walking routes in Dakota County are available to those in the program. Since 2007, more than 4,000 participants have logged upward of 12 million minutes of walking.
 
Registration for Simple Steps is open through June 15, and the program runs through July 31. To register, call 651-554-6100 or visit www.dakotacounty.us, search Simple Steps.

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