Blue Zones Project-Umpqua event March 3

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Take the path to a healthier lifestyle on Saturday, March 3, by joining Blue Zones Project-Umpqua for a Walking Moai event at the YMCA of Douglas County in Roseburg.

A Walking Moai is a small group of people who get together at least once a week for 10 weeks to walk. The free, family-friendly event gives community members the chance to connect with “wellness buddies” by taking an active timeout with friends, co-workers, neighbors and others.

The concept of Moai, pronounced mah-eye, stems from Okinawa, Japan, one of the original Blue Zones areas. It means to come together for a common purpose. Okinawans are among some of the world’s longest-living people. The goal of Blue Zones is to help communities in implementing some of the strategies and lifestyles contributing to wellness and longevity.

Saturday’s event will begin at 11 a.m. at the YMCA’s outdoor basketball court. Participants will have the chance to join groups, win raffle prizes and go home with Blue Zones swag.

Register for the event here.