AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE WELLNESS WALK
The African American Male Wellness Agency (AAMWA) was established in 2004 to begin the process of making men understand, through prevention, one can live longer.
The AAMWA is dedicated to changing the health disparities among African American men and continues to be a leader in awareness for black men’s health by promoting men to (1) Know your numbers (2) Get moving (3) Visit the doctor annually
The overall health and wellness of the black community is dependent on the health of black men in the community. African American men are dying from preventable diseases at 10 times the rate of other men which drives the mission of the AAMWA. Parallel to Caresource, they believe making a lasting difference in lives improves the health and well-being for all. See walk information below:
- Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
- Location: Livingston Park (760 East Livingston Ave. Columbus, OH 43205)
- Visit the event website for course map, start times, registration information and more!
According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?
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