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Dakota County Public Health staff get out for a walk Thursday. The department runs a free four-month walking program called Simple Steps. The program is open to anyone who lives or works in Dakota County.

Walking program pushes fitness

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Walking regularly has all sorts of benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can help people maintain a healthy weight, prevent or manage health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, strengthen bones and lift your mood.


To encourage walking and its benefits, Dakota County Public Health annually sponsors a four-month walking program called Simple Steps.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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