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Seniors encouraged to walk for exercise

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest forms of exercise. The Albany Recreation department is kicking off a 10-week program to get people moving.

It's part of a broader program by AARP to encourage walking in people over 50.

City Commissioner Dorothy Hubbard joined a group of people at Jackson heights fitness and wellness Center today to kick off the program. She says she grew up in a house full of fried food with no exercise regimen. She got a wake up call when her father died of a heart attack at age 53 and her mother had to have a pacemaker a few years later.

Hubbard said, "I came from a family of heart disease and diabetes and I just have to encourage everybody to get out and exercise." Hubbard says she also eats healthier now. That 10-week program is open to the first 100 applicants.

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