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The walks are an opportunity to speak with a NorthShore physician about the health benefits of exercise and outdoor activities, and become more engaged with the outdoor environment by learning from a Forest Preserve naturalist. Launched in 2014, the program aligns with the Health Department’s Live Well Lake County initiative to increase physical activity, healthy eating and quality of life opportunities in order to reduce the number of adults and children in the county who are overweight or obese. The initiative is also part of a countywide collaborative branding effort called Lake County Life.
The walks are open to all ages. Those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All walks start at 4 p.m. and range in length from 1 to 2 miles. These are rain or shine events and no pets are allowed (with the exception of service animals). Learn more at: http://www.LCFPD.org/rx-for-health/.