Loading

64°F

63°F

67°F

64°F

67°F

64°F

64°F

65°F

67°F
NEWS STORIES

Walk With EaseSubmitted: 08/15/2011
Story By Asavari Phadnis

RHINELANDER - Walking. We all do it without thinking about it, right? But there is a right and a wrong way to walk.

The Oneida County Department on Aging and Health Department's "Walk With Ease" Program is all about getting senior citizens moving.

Brenda Husing, RDCD, Oneida County Health Department, says, "It's a program that incorporates not only exercise, but also motivation techniques in dealing with all the different barriers people have, and helping them to overcome that."

62-year-old Robert Tjensvold says he's lost three pounds with the program and says his hip pain is virtually gone. He says the program has helped him learn the right and wrong ways to walk. He tells us, "You can't just get up and go walking. You have to stretch-get your body used to the movement and then you have to start your walking. Then you have to cool down and stretch also."

Jolene Schirmacher, Walk with Ease Instructor, says "A lot of people think if they're in a walking class they have to half run or they have to be swinging their arms or they have to keep up with the crowd; and everybody in this program does their own pace."

Walkers learn about wearing the right gear and how to walk on different terrains. They are also given educational workbooks provided by the Arthritis Foundation to help outline their walking goals.

Husing says, "Walking is a great exercise because its low impact. Its cardiovascular and it can also help with weight management."

Tjensvold adds, "I feel terrific. I feel that I'm on my way down in weight. I do need to lose quite a bit and that possibly might let me get out of the diabetes altogether; so that's what I'm working for."

Working for a healthier future, one step at a time.

You can sign up for the Walk with Ease program at the Oneida County Department on Aging. The program runs for six weeks.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
Teachers prepare for upcoming school yearSubmitted: 08/21/2014

RHINELANDER - Students go back to school soon, which means teachers are busy preparing for the upcoming school year.

One teacher at Pelican Elementary School in Rhinelander has been getting ready since the beginning of August.

"Getting back in teaching mode starts about when the back to school flyers come out," says teacher Stephanie Pudlowski. "It's just as exciting as it is for the kids to get the school supplies and to start thinking about that."

She teaches a multi-age class with kids from first to third grade.

+ Read More
County Board looking for youth representativesSubmitted: 08/21/2014

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - Vilas County Board leaders want more students to help make community decisions. They're looking for two high school students to represent younger people on the County Board.

The students serve a one year term on the board. They help county leaders make decisions for the community. They also learn how local government works.

+ Read More
Ride to honor fallen firefighters SaturdaySubmitted: 08/21/2014

Play Video

MERRILL - A group of motorcyclists will ride 85 miles this weekend to raise money for the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial in Wisconsin Rapids.

The Red Knights Chapter 5 based in Rhinelander is a motorcycle group made up of firefighters and EMS professionals. The 5th annual Ride for the Memorial will honor fallen firefighter Steve Fritz.

+ Read More
No camping reservations neededSubmitted: 08/21/2014

NORTHWOODS - You might find it easier to get a campsite at a national forest campground for Labor Day Weekend.

There are nearly 50 campgrounds to choose from across the across Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Reserved sites at campgrounds within the area are actually the exception rather than the rule. Assistant Ranger of Recreation Land Evan Miller explains why those not making reservations have the advantage.

"In the state of Wisconsin, the National Forest manages about 1,200 campsites over 49 different campgrounds," said Miller. "Of those, about 75 percent are first-come, first-serve. So individuals who are here first will have the first pick. The other 25 percent are reservable through Reserve USA."

+ Read More
Rummage sale focuses on raising money for the homelessSubmitted: 08/21/2014

Play Video

RHINELANDER - People will swarm Trig's Riverwalk Center for the best deals for the next couple of days, but it won't just be for groceries.

People hunted today for the best used items at the Mammouth Rummage Sale. The sale began today and runs through Saturday.

"We are very busy! I thought they were going to run me down when I opened the door," said Bev Geske, a NATH board member. "They were lined up outside. We opened a little early because of that. [I think] we're going to be busy Thursday, Friday, and Saturday."

+ Read More
2 companies settle with Wisconsin in scam lawsuitSubmitted: 08/21/2014

MADISON - Two out-of-state companies have agreed to pay $50,000 to consumers and Wisconsin after the state sued them for scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and airline tickets.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1BFttCd ) the state Department of Justice announced the settlement Wednesday. It had accused Texas-based Green Palm Vacations and Arizona-based Perfekt Marketing of promising people free airline tickets and gift cards that consumers often didn't receive.

+ Read More
Educators speak about picking the right degree.Submitted: 08/21/2014

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Many people can't believe it's almost time to go back to school. However, it's not just kids that are heading back to school. Research has shown that a lot of adults are going back to school as well. The number of non-traditional students is the highest it's ever been.

"As technology continuously changes, and as new processes and ways of doing things are introduced into various businesses and organizations, the needs of employees are really changing," said Sandy Bishop, director of workforce development at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here