Step It Up!

Get Healthy, Lake County!

Lake Hospital System, Lake Metroparks, and the Lake County YMCA have joined forces to bring you the Get Healthy Lake County 10,000 Steps Program. The program encourages you to walk 10,000 steps a day, which is equivalent to engaging in 30 minutes of exercise three times a week.

Don't like to walk? Not a problem. The flexible program offers step equivalents to help you convert activities such as dancing, playing basketball, and performing household chores into steps.

When you join the 10,000 Steps Program, you'll receive a pedometer, a membership card, a calendar with programs and walking opportunities, a list of step equivalents, a steps log, and program descriptions. The one-time registration fee is only $15; scholarships are available.

To join the 10,000 Steps Program, call the Best of Health Line at 1-800-454-9800.