Diabetes Program to host a February 60 Mile Walking Challenge

Did you know February is Heart Health month?

Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? You can take an active role in reducing your risk for heart disease by eating a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity, and managing your cholesterol and blood pressure. This is a great opportunity to start some heart-healthy habits!

Meskwaki Diabetes Program is hosting a 60 Mile Walking Challenge that will begin February 1st and end February 28th.

Sign-in sheets will be at two locations, the Tribal Center and Wellness Center. If you want at the Tribal Center, 25 laps around the gym = one mile. If you choose to go to the Wellness Center you can utilize the treadmills there to get your miles in.

Participants will have blood pressure checks on Mondays at the Tribal Center Gym during walking times.

Tribal Center Walking Times:

  • 10-11AM on Monday through Thursday
  • 5-6PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • 4:30-5:30PM on Friday

Wellness Center Walking Times:

  • Staffed Hours/Days: 5AM-9:30PM Monday through Friday
  • Unstaffed Hours/Days: 8AM-4:30PM on Saturday, and 9AM-2PM on Sunday

Incentives: Participants that sign-up will receive a light-weight jacket. Everyone who reaches the 60 mile goal will be put into a drawing for an Apple or Samsung Watch. *Must be Native American to be eligible for incentive.

Questions? Contact Chris Alamo, Diabetes Program Coordinator by calling (641) 484-4094.

**Diabetes Program is not responsible for accidents or injuries.