Did you know that a simple activity like walking can help to improve your health? It can aid in weight loss, improve breathing, improve circulation, strengthen bones, reduce stress, improve sleep and prevent or improve chronic diseases! If walking is not already part of your lifestyle, begin by joining Quinnipiack Valley Health District, the public health department for Bethany, Hamden, North Haven and Woodbridge on a Healthy Walk ‘n Talk event. Three walks are planned for the fall. Each walk will be easy to traverse, begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last about an hour. The first walk will be held September 16 at the Quinnipiac River State Park and is hosted by the North Haven Trails Association. Walk # 2 will be held on October 14, at the Farmington River Canal Putman Avenue entrance in Hamden and Walk # 3 will be held on October 21, at the Fitzgerald tract on Beecher Road in Woodbridge. If you are already a walker, join with us to encourage others to start walking. All ages and fitness levels are invited to participate. Community health professionals will join in on these walks providing an opportunity to discuss general health issues. For more information, visit www.qvhd.org or call 203 248-4528. To register (recommended but not required) for the event or for more information, go to www.eventbrite.com, search Healthy Walk ‘n Talk and your town and scroll down. Hope to see you on one or all of these walks!