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Walking Fitness Program Includes FREE Orthopaedic Screening

Ventura, California, 10/03/2012

Community Memorial Health System offers a free Walking Fitness Program every Tuesday and Thursday 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Community Park in Ventura providing participants with blood pressure screenings before and after each walk to help monitor heart health. As an added feature, Ventura Orthopaedic Medical Group is now offering participants free Orthopaedic screenings.

The Ortho screenings take place at the walk the first Tuesday of each month, from 9 to 10 a.m. when Steve Edwards, Director of Therapy Services for Ventura Orthopaedic will be on hand to assess and provide treatment advice about beginning and succeeding in the Walking Fitness Program.

Exercise increases one's lungs' ability to take in oxygen, lowers blood pressure and helps reduce body fat and improves blood sugar and cholesterol levels. CMHS, urges participants to consult their primary care physician before starting any exercise program or activity.

Community Park is at the corner of Kimball and Telegraph Roads in Ventura. The HealthAware station is located in the far left parking lot closest to Telephone Road.

To register or for more information call 805/667-2818 or go to

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.