Participants in the fourth annual Let’s Move Day, Adventists InStep for Life 2K/5K Run/Walk-a-thon were greeted with friendly faces and perfect fall weather. A sea of green flooded the neighborhood on September 20 as over 350 people in lime green t-shirts engaged in this fun experience at the Patterson Avenue Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church. The Let’s Move Day annual event emphasizes the importance of regular exercise and a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to promote a healthy, happy life.

Adults and kids of all ages, from those nearing 80 to babies in strollers, participated and enjoyed the camaraderie and physical activity. After finishing, participants were offered a free, relaxing foot massage.

Inside the gym, a towering palm tree made of pineapples drew many admirers. The large variety of tasty, healthy refreshments was a highlight of the event. Several spreads with wholegrain bread or crackers was served, including Tofu, Baked Eggplant, Heart of Palm, Green Olive, Black Olive, and Hummus, in addition to fresh fruit and Mango Chia Pudding. Recipes were available for those who wanted to try them at home.

More health events sponsored by the Patterson SDA Church are eagerly anticipated. A cooking class this fall will feature appetizing autumn recipes.

Let’s Move Day participants enjoyed the upbeat, energizing atmosphere of the event and left feeling physically and spiritually refreshed. Everyone is looking forward to next year’s Adventists InStep for Life Run/Walk-a-thon!

Eryn Savoy
Pictures by Keith Walden

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