The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic is hosting a Walk for Wellness on June 14 at Remington Park. The Clinic is trying to promote healthy lifestyles by engaging the whole family in healthy activities. Steve Daugherty is the health promotion and disease prevention coordinator for the clinic.
"There's several changes that we all need to make. Being natives we're more prevalent to diabetes and heart disease," Daugherty said.
"With health complications like that it’s very important to get up and get moving. Let's get these people on the preventive aspect of it before they get to the stage of where they have Type 2 Diabetes," Daugherty said.
"So just to spread the word to the native community get up, get moving, get healthy, get your kids involved in activities. There's stuff you can do with your kids, as a family, walking, everybody can walk just about. So to get up and get moving would be my main message," Daugherty said.
The Walk for Wellness will feature a health fair, a moon bounce for the kids, and music. For more information go to their website www.okcic.com.
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