By Joyce Williams
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan 

Women find regular walking helps to lose weight, build confidence ― even complete 5Ks!


In 2019, a group of eight women, ages 56 to 77 years old, from southeast Michigan met through the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The group, including their lifestyle coach, bonded with each other and remain friends to this day. During the physical activity portion of DPP, the new friends decided to meet early before each weekly class and walk around the parking lot. Each starting from a different fitness level,the group enjoyed walking. They reached their DPP goals slowly but safely, losing weight and supporting each other. During the summer, theprogram's lifestyle coach invited them to...

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