The Oregon City Schools and Clay High School are offering a safe, convenient, “weather friendly” environment so that the community can continue to follow a healthy life style through the fall and winter.
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
November 8, 2023 - March 27, 2024
Things to remember:
- For security reasons, everyone must fill out a registration form and receive a “Walking Pass” which is available at Clay High School between the hours of 7am - 2:30pm. (Registration & passes issued in prior years are still valid)
- Park in Lot C (the east side of the building located between the high school and the administration office). Enter the school through door #3.
- Walkers must sign in and out.
- When school is closed (inclement weather, holidays, teacher work days) there will be no Walking Club.
- A coat rack will be available in the cafeteria for coats & boots.
Check with your healthcare provider before you begin any type of exercise program, including a walking program.
Walking doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. A walk can help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent/manage various conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Walking can help strengthen your bones and lift your mood while improving your balance and coordination. Whether you choose to walk slow or brisk, try to turn your normal walk into a fitness stride.
Here are some suggestions:
- Keep your head up, looking forward not at the ground.
- Keep your neck, shoulders and back relaxed, not stiffly upright.
- Keep your arms swinging freely with a slight bend in your elbows.
- Keep your stomach muscles slightly tightened and your back straight, not arched forward or backward.
- Set realistic goals and work towards them.
- Choose comfortable, well-fitting and supportive shoes with thick, flexible soles to cushion your feet and absorb shock.
- Start your walking program slowly and gradually increase your speed, distance and time so you can avoid stiffness or soreness in your muscles or joints.