Keeping Fit in Durango
Bill Hudson | 9/21/07
On Saturday, September 22, Healthy Lifestyle La Plata will sponsor Tour de Farms, a community-oriented bicycle tour in the Durango area.  Riders will start at 8:30am at the Durango Farmer's Market and finish 1:30 pm at the Smiley Garden.

The  bike tour will pass through historic downtown Durango on the Animas River Trail and bike-friendly roads, then visit 6 cutting edge urban agriculture projects, sample delicious, locally grown farm products, and enjoy a delicious lunch made from local ingredients.  Tour de Farms is a project of Healthy Lifestyle La Plata, and ht highlights what is unique, healthy and homegrown about the Durango community.  Cost is $10/person (including lunch).  Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Register by calling 749-5630.

While Coloradans are among the leanest residents in the country, with 45 percent at a healthy weight, obesity remains on the rise. Healthy Lifestyles La Plata, with the help of a grant, wants to learn just how fit La Plata County residents are and promote better health.  The Healthy Lifestyles La Plata received $149,380. Among other recipients is Alamosa-based Valley-Wide Health Systems, which received $166,238.

Healthy Lifestyle La Plata will also sponsor a Worksite Wellness Workshop on Thursday, November 1, from 8:00am to 4:30pm at the Fort Lewis College Student Memorial Lounge.

The workshop will include local successes, a toolkit of how to get started and continue and a healthy, local lunch. Mark your calendar!

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