The Nelson and District Community Complex is offering special deals on April 7. File photo

Every step counts on April 7

NDCC celebrates World Health Day

The Nelson and District Community Complex is offering loonie/toonie admission all day as part of World Health Day on April 7.

Childminding services will be available at the NDCC from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for participants kicking off their quest for 10,000 steps for a healthier, happier community.

Included will be a walking session to try out a pedometer. Also featured will be yoga, a Dance Fusion session and dancing with Nelson Scottish Country Dancers. Cathy Potkins will be at Lakeside Rotary Park’s Outdoor Exercise Equipment to demonstrate how that can work for you.

The City of Nelson offers newly stepped out wayfinding signage for four city walks, and 10th Street Campus, at Mary Hall Gym offers Zumba. Mini stick hockey for young children with KidSport, ringette, squash, Kootenay Martial Arts and pickleball also offer free, fun, and flexible ways to step out.

Participants can sign up at 10,000 Steps.org.au, where activities can be automatically tracked and converted to steps.

Start out with a few steps, build steps onto your baseline and add 500 steps each week . In 14 weeks you could be at 10,000 steps a day.

Organizers urge participants who are getting active for the first time, to check with a physician first.

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