SR1 is excited to launch the new “C.O.O.L.™ to be Healthy” Project serving Ridgeland and the surrounding communities. The goal is to reduce cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and other health issues. The program also hopes to instill healthy lifestyles to improve overall health in the region. 

The “C.O.O.L.™ to be Healthy” Project is a four-week program designed to get people to exercise in a safe way and make healthy food choices. The program is open to all age groups, from children to senior citizens, at no cost. Participants can expect to increase capacity for physical activity, weight loss, and healthier eating. The program includes walking, biking, soccer, basketball, dance, barre, and healthy cooking classes. Events and classes are available for all age groups on both weekdays and weekends to accommodate all schedules. 

The “C.O.O.L.™ to be Healthy” Project launches on Wednesday, July 27th at the SR1 office building in Ridgeland, located at 369 Towne Center Blvd. Walking and biking are available between 10:00am-5:30pm. Strollers or wagons are welcome for walkers! Bicyclists need to bring their own bicycles. Weight, blood pressure, and BMI checks are available on Wednesday as participants arrive.

The rest of the opening week schedule includes walking and biking each weekday from 10:00am-5:00pm and 7:30am on Saturday. Dance is available on Thursday and Friday evenings. The second week, August 2nd-6th, includes walking, biking, dancing, barre, soccer, healthy minds course, and healthy cooking classes. The weekly schedules are copied below.

No one needs to register for the “C.O.O.L.™ to be Healthy” Project. Participants only need to show up at the SR1 office. It is open to everyone. SR1 does request participants to sign up ahead of time for the healthy cooking classes on August 4th and 5th to ensure there is enough food and equipment.

Please contact Dorlisa Hutton at dhutton@sr1tech.org or 601-206-4544 with questions or more information.

 

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