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Blue Zones encourages Siouxland to get moving

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City of Sioux City employees walk in the city's downtown skywalk system in February 2014 as part of the city's Blue Zones initiative.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa | Participants wanting to get in some exercise during the winter weather are invited to join the Sioux City Blue Zones Committee's Indoor Winter Walking Challenge. 

Blue Zones challenges the public to make healthy choices by taking advantage of Siouxland's four free winter walking locations:

UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's tunnels: Weekly "Walk with a Doc" begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the St. Luke's Atrium, 2720 Stone Park Blvd. Strolls are lead by a physician who walks and chats with participants about their medical questions. "Walk with a Doc" is sponsored by Siouxland Community Health Center. 

Sioux City skywalks: Walks begin at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Ho-Chunk Centre Atrium, 600 Fourth St.

Western Iowa Tech. Community College: The hallways of WITCC, 4647 Stone Ave., are open to walking groups from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. 

Southern Hills Mall: The mall, 4400 Sergeant Road, is open to walkers from 9 a.m.-noon every Sunday. The mall closes for shopping and walking at 6 p.m. Sundays and at 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

To find out about upcoming Blue Zones Project events and ways to live longer and better, visit the Sioux City Blue Zones Facebook page.

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