Over the past month, the Heart Network sponsored a Jumpstart Spring Series in Saranac Lake, focusing on healthy lifestyle changes. The program consisted of two interactive weekly programs, ‘Walking Wednesdays’ and ‘Tobacco Talk Tuesdays’.The “Walking Wednesday” group meets at the Saranac Lake Free Library
Walking Wednesdays has had an average of twelve community members walking either a brisk 2 miles around Moody Pond or a shorter 1 mile walk along Lake Flower. We are hopeful that this walking group will continue to draw new community members and become a regular activity.
Tobacco Talk Tuesdays’ largest noon time discussion was with approximately a dozen people from Lakeside House. Attendees included people that were current smokers, former smokers and a few folks that never smoked. The free flowing discussion touched on a variety of topics ranging from -people we knew that died from a smoking caused disease to steps we can take to break the strong ties between smoking and every day activities. For more information on how to stop smoking go to, www.becomeanex.org .