Spring Walk Schedule

Join Waltham Walks to get outside and get moving this spring! Our 2019 program kicked off recently on Waltham Common. Anyone can join a walk and it’s free! Meet others and explore Waltham’s neighborhoods. Please see our Waltham Walks Schedule (revised May 1). New walks will be added through the summer. No sign-up needed, just show up ready to go and dressed for the weather. Don’t forget your water bottle! Walks are held rain or shine except in the case of extreme weather conditions.

Interested in leading a walk? Please contact Stacey at stacey@healthy-waltham.org. Sponsored by Healthy Waltham and the Waltham Recreation Department. Looking for more walking opportunities? Check out the Waltham Land Trust and OutdoorsRX for more walks.

Some of the many health benefits of walking:

  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • stronger bones and improved balance
  • increased muscle strength and endurance
  • reduced body fat
  • reduce stress and improve mood
  • improved memory and cognitive function

Waltham Walks Kickoff

Join us at Waltham’s City Common (meet at the Gazebo) on Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 6:30 PM to kick off this year’s Waltham Walks meetups. Join with friends old and new to discover Waltham’s favorite neighborhood walking routes. We’ll say a few words and then head out to walk! Please remember to wear comfortable clothing, bring your own water, and dispose of any plastic bottles responsibly. Please join us and bring a friend!

Interested in organizing a walk? Contact Stacey at stacey@healthy-waltham.org. Co-sponsored with the Waltham Recreation Department. You can download our flyer here:

Waltham Walks 2019 Flyer

 

Breakfast Fundraiser

Join us for Healthy Waltham’s first ever Rise & Shine Breakfast Fundraiser: Top of Your Game! Come meet meet other supporters of health and wellness and support your community at the same time. Breakfast will be held Wednesday, October 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham. We are very excited that our speaker will be Barbara Stevens, legendary Women’s Basketball Coach at Bentley University!

The morning will start with (optional) gentle yoga for early risers at 7 AM. We will enjoy a healthy breakfast and our first ever Healthy Hero awards starting at 7:30 AM.

Please contact us to nominate a healthy hero! Click on the links for the form: We have two categories available, one for an individual Healthy Hero who has made a difference in the community, and a second award for a Wellness at Work award for a company that supports healthy lifestyles at work.

Please consider becoming a sponsor and supporting the health and wellness of Waltham. Click here for more information or to purchase a ticket ($40) through Paypal. Thank you for your support!

Introducing Fearless Foodies

Healthy Waltham’s Fearless Foodies program is introducing Waltham elementary school students to fun ways to eat healthy foods. Using a cool superhero theme, our Nutrition Educator, Rebecca Toutant, RD, (“Ms. Toots”) is teaching kids about the power of healthy foods: protein for healthy bones and muscles, disease-fighting antioxidants, and heart-healthy fats. These are just some of the topics we are exploring in school cafeterias across Waltham. Each time Ms. Toots visits, there is a new recipe to try, and a handout to send home. You can follow along by watching her videos as you make these easy, child-friendly recipes.

Download the Fearless Foodies Handouts here:

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Recipe Videos:

 

Join us for a Walk!

Walking is one of the healthiest, safest, and easiest ways to begin a fitness program and can be a big step toward improving your overall health. Why not join Waltham Walks, our new free program to get all Waltham residents out and walking this year? We kicked off this program in April with a community walk at the Waltham Common. We hold regular walks throughout Waltham’s neighborhoods in collaboration with the Waltham Recreation Department, Mayor Jeannette McCarthy, and Waltham City Councillors. Walking is a great way to get out and meet your neighbors and get to know your community. We encourage everyone to join us. Walks are rain or shine. Thank you to our city officials and the Recreation Department for your support! Please see below for the schedule of upcoming walks. Read about Waltham Walks in the Waltham News Tribune and check out some photos of our walkers.

Download Flyer: Waltham Walks Meetups
Waltham Recreation Dept/ Healthy Waltham Walk
May 23, 5 PM
Waltham Common Gazebo
Ward 7 Walk – Kristine Mackin
Sunday, May 27, 1:30 PM
Bobby Connors Playground, 20 Sunnyside St.
Ward 5 Walk – Joey Lacava
Tuesday, June 5, 6 PM
Lowell Field by the Spray Park, 190 Grove St.
Ward 1 Walk – Dan Romard
Wednesday, June 6, 6 PM
Veterans Field/Gann Academy, Forest St.
Ward 4 Walk – John McLaughlin
Friday, June 8, 6:30 PM
McCabe Playground, 90 Charlotte Rd.
Ward 7 Walk – Kristine Mackin
Saturday, June 9, 10 AM
Bobby Connors Playground, 20 Sunnyside St.
Ward 8 Walk – Cathyann Harris
Saturday, June 9, 10 AM
Parking lot of Watch Factory Lofts, 185 Crescent St.
Ward 3 Walk – George Darcy
Sunday, June 10, 10 AM
MetState Walk, meet at McLaughlin Building, Metropolitan Parkway North.
Randy Leblanc
June 21, 6:30 PM
Waltham Fields Community Farm. Meet in front of 240 Beaver St.
Waltham Public LIbrary/Land Trust/Healthy Waltham Walk
Tuesday, June 26, 10 AM
Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington St. for a walk along the Greenway
Ward 5 Walk – Joey Lacava
Tuesday, July 10, 6 PM
Lowell Field by the Spray Park, 190 Grove St.
Ward 7 Walk – Kristine Mackin
Wednesday, July 18, 8:30 AM
Gorman Sports Center, Brandeis University, 415 South St.
Ward 5 Walk – Joey Lacava
Tuesday, August 7, 6 PM
Lowell Field by the Spray Park, 190 Grove St.
Ward 7 Walk – Kristine Mackin
Wednesday, August 15, 4 PM
Cedarwood Playground, 25 Intervale Rd.
Waltham Senior Walking Group
Weekly Monday/Wednesday/THURSDAY, 10-11 AM
Meet at the Indoor Track, Dana Athletic Center at Bentley University, 450 Beaver St.