Wellness walk a success
Contributed by: Health in Motion
On Wednesday, November 15,2006 the Tuolumne Me Wuk Indian Health Center, Inc. held its first "Just Move It" function; a Wellness Walk ~ Health in Motion. It was a bright day full of sunshine and "Fall" in the air! We had 20 participants and began with a very meaningfull blessing by one of our elders to begin our event. We walked for 1.2 miles on the beautiful Westside property that was once home to the Westside Lumber Co. since 1899. The Tuolumne Me Wuk tribe now owns the land and it has natural streams and a variety of Sierra foothill trees that were in full color. Everyone enjoyed the trails and route that was taken and were ready for a healthy lunch provided by the food services department of the Black Oak Casino. Each participant recieved a pedometer, and pocket pal walking diary and a raffle was held for 2007 Wellness Calendars and a grand prize of a holiday movie basket. many have expressed interest in having more walks twice weekley to contiue to foster health in motion.