The Health Cabinet sponsors a walking program to encourage the people of Grace to get moving and make physical activity part of their daily routine. This benefits the cardiovascular system, muscle strength and endurance, and body composition and also promotes a general sense of well-being.
The Health Cabinet has partnered with Bill Duey, head of the Human Performance Department at Concordia University Chicago, in promoting his Fit-2-Serve program at Grace. Pedometers and a devotional booklet are available at the Health Cabinet table in Grace's atrium once Sunday a month between services. They can also be ordered from the Fit-2-Serve web site.
The walking program began in 2003 with a grant from Wheat Ridge Ministries. Participants were invited to "walk along" with St. Paul on his missionary journeys. They charted their progress on maps, broken into 2-mile segments and shared their progress on a large bulletin board at Grace. The maps and other materials used in the program are available on CD from MaryBeth Buschmann, Grace's Parish Nurse. To read her report on the program, click here.